LOGAN SQUARE — The area around the Logan Square Monument will be cleared of snow, thanks to neighbors and local groups.
A group of Logan Square businesses and organizations have banded together for the eighth year to pay for snow removal around the monument leading to the Logan Square Blue Line station.
The program costs about $3,200 for 10-12 snowfalls, according to Andy Schneider, president of Logan Square Preservation, the group anchoring the effort.
This year’s sponsors include Logan Square Preservation, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Bank, Reno, Play, Blue Star Properties and Legacy Hospitality.
Schneider, who is running for 1st Ward alderperson, launched the program several years ago after realizing the city doesn’t plow around the well-traveled area surrounding the monument, despite it being city land.
“It’s a stop-gap that’s almost a decade old,” Schneider said.
The program went on hiatus in 2021 due to the pandemic.
The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is looking into launching a special service area in Logan Square, a plan that would have property owners pay additional taxes to cover communal services, like trash pickup and snow removal.
“But until such a program exists, the neighbors and Logan Square Preservation will be there,” Schneider said.
Parts of Chicago saw 2-4 inches of snowfall Wednesday, and another inch or so is expected Thursday.
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