South Chicago & East Side Back to School Checklist
Back to school shopping in South Chicago & East Side can be daunting. We're here to help, rounding up neighborhood tips and lists to find supplies like backpacks and notebooks, the latest fashion ideas, and everything else you need to know about getting your student's academic year off on the right foot. Bounded by the Calumet River and bisected by the Skyway, these neighborhoods are known as the gateway to the Calumet Region. Both have a slice of lakefront along Lake Michigan, and the area has a mix of new and historic bungalows.