South Chicago Township
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South Chicago Township was a township in Cook County, Illinois that was part of the City of Chicago. It comprised that part of pre-1889 Chicago south and east of the Chicago River. When Lake and Hyde Park townships to its south were annexed to Chicago they were maintained as townships and not incorporated into South Chicago Township, which was bound to the south by modern-day Pershing Road.[1][2] Chicago residents voted to eliminate the townships in the city in 1902, including South Chicago Township;[3] nevertheless, they remain in use for the purposes of property assessment.[1]


  1. ^ a b "What Cook County Township Am I In?". Kensington Research. Kensington Research and Recovery. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "General Highway Map South Chicago Township" (PDF). IDOT. Illinois Department of Transportation.
  3. ^ "Cook County Township Government FAQ Part 1". The Civic Federation. The Civic Federation. April 14, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2019.

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