The Department of Transportation has implemented several group relamping programs to reduce outages and lower maintenance costs. Citizens are encouraged to call 311 to report any outages or vandalized fixtures
Black Garbage Carts
More than 1.5 million, heavy duty plastic 96-gallon garbage carts with tight fitted lids often referred to as super carts are supplied free to single-family residences and apartment buildings of four units or less.
CHA Resident Services
CHA's Plan for Transformation is much more than bricks and mortar. It's also about supporting families as they strive for self-sufficiency.
The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones. We know that your goal as an informal caregiver is to help your loved one maintain as much control over their own lives as possible under the circumstances. Our goal is to help you do that.
Congregate Dining Program (Golden Diners Program)
The Golden Diners Program offers older adults (60 years of age and older) and their spouses of any age, an opportunity to have a healthy, nutritious meal each day while enjoying the company of friends at approximately 50 community sites throughout the City of Chicago.
The City of Chicago has implemented the grid garbage collection system citywide.
Help on Domestic Violence
The Office on Domestic Violence continues to house and oversee the operation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.
Home Delivered Meals
This program provides nutritious meals to older persons (60 years and older) who are frail and/or home bound because of illness or incapacitating disability or are otherwise isolated.
Information About Illinois and Chicago-area Victims of domestic violence
The ILDVDI Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort of the Department of Family and Support Services, Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) and the Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Council. The ILDVDI Clearinghouse was developed to create easy access to domestic violence related data and information available in Illinois, to increase knowledge about Illinois and Chicago area victims of domestic violence, and to better serve and improve the lives of Illinois domestic violence victims and their families.
Make Genealogy Requests Online
he Genealogy Unit of the Cook County Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records provides non-certified versions of birth, death and marriage records for the purpose of genealogical research.
West Nile virus can cause mild to severe illness. Most people who get infected do not get sick. Some get a mild, flu-like illness. In rarer cases, the virus can affect the brain and spinal cord, and can be fatal.
Rat Stoppage Tickets
City of Chicago rodent control experts will inspect the interior of any private property at the request of its owner and offer an evaluation of the best possible means to eliminate a rat problem.
Rats in Chicago
Mayor Emanuel has continued Chicago's increasingly effective rodent abatement program, including four successful new strategies
Real Property Transfer Tax Refund - Seniors
Section 3-33-060(O) of the Municipal Code includes a refund provision for the CTA portion of the Real Property Transfer Tax for transfers valued at $250,000.00 or less to transferees who are age 65 years or older and will occupy the property as the principal dwelling place for at least one year following the transfer.
Chicago's Bureau of Rodent Control investigates all rat sightings and rodenticide is placed in rat burrows.
Senior Related Literature
Information is the key element to accessing all programs and services for senior citizens. By placing a request an older person or caregiver receives information about the services offered by the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.
Senior Satellite Center
The satellite senior centers, part of the Mayor’s vision to keep Chicago’s neighborhoods active, accessible and affordable for Chicago’s senior population, provide services, programs and activities closer to seniors on the neighborhood level.
Senior Services Overview
Senior Services is committed to serving older individuals with limited financial resources, those facing social isolation, and minority persons, in particular those with limited English proficiency.
Senior Well Being Check
This service request is used to identify seniors whose health, safety or general well being are in question.
Technology Resources and Services in Chicago
Connect Chicago is a service to help Chicago residents and visitors find places that offer free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with Internet access and technology training.
Tips on Caring for your Dog
Proper house-training of a puppy (or adult dog) is essential if he/she is to be a welcome member of the family. Fortunately, dogs have instincts that make it easy to teach them proper habits if we are consistent and patient with them. Because dogs are den animals they prefer not to soil their sleeping area. This is the basis of house-training.
Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months.
While Chicago enjoys the diversity of four distinct seasons, our winters and summers can produce extreme temperatures. At times, weather conditions may pose a threat to health and safety. The Department of Family and Support Services works with other city departments to help residents through periods of severe weather.