South Chicago, formerly known as Ainsworth, is one of the 77 well-defined community areas of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 29,936. It is in Cook County. This chevron-shaped community is one of Chicago's 16 lakefront neighborhoods near the southern rim of Lake Michigan 10 miles south of downtown. Living in South Chicago offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. In South Chicago there are a lot of parks. South Chicago's claim to fame is Calumet Fisheries. One of the only smokehouses left in Illinois, Calumet Fisheries draws seafood lovers from near and far. This is a critically acclaimed restaurant with an extensive menu offering the freshest seafood Chicago has to offer. The restaurant is strictly take-out, so join the others and take your meal to your car to enjoy it fresh and hot.