What you need to know
Known by locals as the expansive home of suburban residents who live south of I-55 and the Chicago Skyway, the southern suburbs of Chicago border Indiana and reach as far south as Beecher. This vast community formed after World War II, when veterans returned to settle in a quiet area removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Though arguably underdeveloped, towns like Orland Park, Frankfort, and Homer Glen stand out as the region’s more happening areas.
Counties: Cook, Will, Lake (IN)
Zip: 60803, 60406, 60430, 60409, 60445, 60419, 60411, 60438 etc.
Communities: Alsip, Midlothian, Blue Island, Chicago Heights, Calumet City, East Chicago, Lansing, Hammond, Harvey etc.
Major CTA Stops: Metra Rock Island District, Metra Electric