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Department of Streets and Sanitation

Department of Streets and Sanitation
Department of Streets and Sanitation

Chicago’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban Starts Thursday. Here’s How To Avoid Getting Towed

The ban is enforced whether or not there's snow on the ground. Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee and a $60 ticket.

Citywide

Citing Plow Tracker, Chicagoans Say The City Shafted The South Side On Snow Removal Again

Comedian Lisa Beasley's video showing a plowing "hole" across the South Side went viral. City officials said the publicly posted tracker may not always reflect the true number of trucks plowing streets.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Tow Trucks Are Dropping Destroyed Cars Around Woodlawn, Neighbors Say — And They Have No Idea Why

At one point last month, one neighbor found at least 10 cars within one block of his house. "They are everywhere," he said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Though The City Disabled Its Plow Tracker, You Can Still See How Long It Took Trucks To Plow Your Block

Officials pulled the Streets and Sanitation Department's real-time plow truck tracker offline this week, after neighbors complained of delays on social media. But you can still check when plows visited your block — it's just harder to do so.

Citywide

During Record-Breaking Snowfall, Some South Shore Side Streets Went Weeks Without Being Plowed, City Records Show

The city's plow truck tracker showed some blocks in South Shore were not plowed for two weeks. Then officials took the tracker offline and disputed its results.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore