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our office will be closed on November 28th and november 29th in observance of the thanksgiving holiday.
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the 38th ward service has moved.
our NEW lOCATION is
6622 W. IRVING PARK ROAD
OUR PHONE NUMBER REMAINS 773-545-3838.
Annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts 3am Sunday, December 1
The City reminds motorists to park in safe, legal spaces this winter to help keep vital streets clear.
Chicago's annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban begins Sunday, December 1 at 3 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from Sunday, December 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014 from 3 a.m. to 7a.m. regardless of snow.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation began posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets this week as an additional reminder to motorists.
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento). Last year on December 1, 301 vehicles were towed for violating the overnight parking ban.
Click for a map of the Overnight Parking Ban routes.
Please see the new boundaries for the City Council Approved Chicago Ward Map.
Flooding caused by heavy rains is dangerous and can occur without warning. The City of Chicago advises residents to be prepared and to take precautions against flooding that can occur anytime during the year. The City actively encourages homeowners to disconnect their downspouts from the sewer system and direct the water instead to their yards or gardens.
The Northwest Side Housing Center is an Illinois nonprofit organization whose mission is to build and stregthen our commuity by working with people for safe and affordable housing. They are located at 5007 w. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60641. Their telephone number is 773-283-3888.
Alley Safety Tips
Place your street address on your garage, fence or gate. This will aid the police and fire departments to quickly identify the correct location of your property in case of criminal acitivity, or a fire or medical emergency.
It is important to keep the alley clean. Keep the lids of your garbage carts closed at all times. If you have an overflow of garbage or if your cart is damaged, please contact our office for another garbage cart.