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North America > United States of America > Midwest > Illinois > Chicagoland > South Suburbs (Illinois) > Harvey


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Harvey is a city in the South Suburbs of the Chicagoland region of Illinois.


Harvey is a totally unsafe place both day and night with extremely high rates of violent crime. As of 2000, more than a fifth of the city's population was below the poverty line.

The former Dixie Square Mall (completed 1966, abandoned 1978, demolished 2012) appeared in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers as the scene of a car chase. Set builders made the abandoned mall look to be functional just long enough for cinema viewers to see its reconstructed interior destroyed. The building stood abandoned for years as the neighbourhood slowly died due to a combination of "white flight", street crime and the exodus of most of the local middle class.

Get in[edit]

Harvey Metra station

Harvey is served by two Metra Electric commuter rail stations along the line's Main Branch.

Get around[edit]




  • AutoZone




  • Comfort Suites, 16920 S Halsted St, +1 708 331-7000.
  • Sleep Inn, 16940 S. Halsted St, +1 708 331-3400. 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. 1 mile from Dolton Expo Center and within walking distance to several restaurants and shopping stores.

Stay safe[edit]

Harvey unfortunately remains one of the most dangerous cities in Illinois, with rampant poverty and high levels of violent crime.

Go next[edit]

Harvey Is home to I 57, I 80, and I 294. I 294 will take you to O'Hare Airport and Milwaukee. 57 will take you to Memphis or Downtown Chicago. 80 Will take you to Gary or Joliet.

Routes through Harvey
ChicagoBlue Island  N I-57.svg S  Oak ForestKankakee
JolietTinley Park  W I-80.svg E  LansingGary
MilwaukeeMidlothian  N I-294.svg S  LansingGary via I-80.svgI-94.svg
JolietOak Forest  W US 6.svg E  LansingGary

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