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Streets & Sanitation

The Department of Streets & Sanitation handles an average of one million service requests per year, each one making a difference in our communities.


Alerts (Streets & Sanitation)

High Alert Jul 31, 2015 Chicago City Council Eliminates "Grandfathered Clause"

Most Recent News (Streets & Sanitation)

Oct 6, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces 10 Additional Crews Are Being Redirected to Forestry To Completely Eliminate Tree Trimming Backlog
Sep 8, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces An Additional $10M In Grid Garbage Effiencies
May 28, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Improved Response Times To Graffiti Removal Requests
Apr 24, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces City Plan to Plant More Than 11,800 Trees in Neighborhoods Citywide This Year
Mar 20, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Starts Street Sweeping Early To Clean Up Chicago's Neighborhoods From Winter Debris
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Streets & Sanitation

  • Phone: 312.744.4611
    Toll Free:
    TTY: 311
    Fax: 312.744.4737
  • 121 North LaSalle Street
    Room 1107
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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