East Side, Chicago

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East Side is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the far south side of the city, between the Calumet River and the Illinois-Indiana state line, about 13 miles (21 km) south of Downtown Chicago.

The neighborhood has its own park on Lake Michigan, Calumet Park, and its own forest preserve, Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, which neighborhood residents usually call Eggers Woods

There are about 1,560 jobs in the East Side community area.[1] The East Side has a "hardship index" of 53.9 based on its levels of unemployment, education, per capita income level, poverty, crowded housing and dependency. This ranks in the middle of Chicago community areas.[2]

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  1. "Economic Fact Sheet #1: Chicago and Cook County Economic Trends" (PDF). University of Illinois Chicago. July 11, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  2. "Fact Sheet #2: Chicago Community Area Economic Hardship Index" (PDF). University of Illinois Chicago. July 11, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2017.