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This Winter...Get a Shovel, Not a Ticket!

Shoveling Your Sidewalk is the Law in Chicago
Chicago Municipal Code (10-8-180) Snow and ice removal.
Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground in the city abutting upon any public way or public place shall remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of such building or lot of ground. City of Chicago fines range from $250-$500 per day.

Safe Sidewalks Are Everyone’s Business
Keeping your sidewalk clear and safe to walk across keeps Logan Square in business during the winter. Kids need to get to school. Commuters need to get to the bus and train to get to work. Customers need to get to your store or office. Please pitch in and do your part to keep the neighborhood moving.
REMINDER: When shoveling please don't put snow on the wheel chair ramps on the sidewalk.

Please also be reminded that using articles to obstruct any public way or reserve parking could lead to a citation by the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Chicago Shovels


Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winter resources and empower neighbors to come together to help Chicago navigate winter.
Last winter, The Mayor's Office unveiled Chicago Shovels, an interactive website designed for residents to access information and lend a hand in snow-clearing efforts. At chicagoshovels.org, people can see the locations of snow plows in real-time and sign up for Snow Corps to help the city's most vulnerable citizens by shoveling their walkways.
Snow Corps, part of Chicago Shovels, is the program that connects volunteers with residents in need of snow removal. The response from volunteers was strong last winter and this year we'd like to help empower snow efforts in our ward. Together, we can ensure that each and every Chicagoan who is in need can have access to walking and transit.

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Business are Responsible for Removing Snow and Ice from the Sidewalks During the Winter

Chicago businesses have a responsibility in removing snow and ice from the sidewalks. Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary mode of transportation, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, travel is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), property owners and occupants are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

From more information on sidewalk snow removal guidance for residents and businesses, visit HERE.

Additionally, the City's snow plow tracker will be available during major snow events. During snow storms, the City's snow plows are constantly tracked, so you, your business and your customers know when the streets around your business have been cleared.

The Health Insurance Marketplace Is Now Open!


Get Covered Illinois, Illinois’ Official Health Care Marketplace, is open for enrollment, featuring more quality plans available from major carriers than ever before.

Financial help is available to help you pay for coverage. More than 75% of Illinois residents who enrolled last year got help from the government to pay for coverage.
Learn More About Get Covered Illinois

There are free, in-person professionals available in your language and in your community to work with you every step of the way. You can call the GCI Help Desk at 866-311-1119 to schedule an appointment to talk with a trained professional, or visit GetCoveredIllinois.gov to find a certified Navigator, broker, agent or application counselor who can help you.
Get Free, In-Person Help

If you enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace last year, make sure you update your personal information in your Marketplace account. Changes to your income or number of people in your household can impact the amount of financial help you qualify for to pay for your plan. So review your options to get the best plan before you renew your plan in year two.
Renewing Your Coverage

The Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market Will Take Place Every Sunday From November 2, 2014 Through March 29. 2015

Indoor Market 2014-15 details!

The Market will be taking place every Sunday through March 29, 2015 (with the exception of November 30th). Our location will be at 2755 N. Milwaukee Av. (the old Pierre's Bakery building) The hours will be from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

We will be sharing the space with Nosh thenoshchicago.com

www.logansquarefarmersmarket.org

FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, SOCIALIZING, ENTERTAINMENT ALL WINTER LONG!

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CTA Blue Line Service Improvements

Big improvements are in store for the more than 80,000 daily riders of the CTA’s Blue Line O’Hare branch. Among the benefits of the 4-year, $492-million project, we're upgrading stations, track and infrastructure.
As we upgrade the Blue Line, we'll do our best to limit inconveniences. You'll will see temporary station closures and delays overnight and on weekends.
See the latest information on service changes, and sign up for CTA Updates or follow us on Twitter at @cta to stay up-to-speed on work that might affect your trip.

e-mail updatessignup for e-mail updates about upcoming work

If you have any questions or concerns about the work activity, please call: CTA Government and Community Relations Officer Jeff Wilson at 312-17-0346 or email him at jwilson@transitchicago.com.

The Damen stop will close for 63 days on Oct. 20 and will reopen Dec. 22.

To accommodate for the closures, CTA will run extra bus service during rush hour periods on Milwaukee Avenue, including owl service overnight to connect the closest stations

Pharmaceutical Disposal Drop Boxes Now Available in All Chicago Police Stations

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) in partnership with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced that its pharmaceutical disposal drop box program is now available at all Chicago police stations to allow citywide accessibility for the proper disposal of expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Available 24 hours a day year-round, Chicago's pharmaceutical disposal program offers residents a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to flushing medicines into the waste water stream or placing them in municipal landfills. The main goals of the program are to help avoid unintended use, reduce or prevent recreational pharmaceutical use and to keep contaminants out of Chicago's public waterways. By using the police facilities as a drop-off location, controlled substances can be deposited safely and destroyed under the observation of sworn law enforcement officials. Please remove all labels from bottles or boxes before depositing in the drop box.

The police stations in the Logan Square Area are:
14th District Police Station - 2150 N. California Av.
25th District Police Station - 5555 W. Grand Av.

Support Neighbor Owned Businesses

A little goes a long way. What happens when you shift just a small amount of your shopping dollars toward independently-owned businesses? You improve the economy - local businesses put more money back into the community than chain stores. Help local businesses expand & grow - they create jobs or preserve jobs. Help the environment - you'll reduce your carbon footprint. If every household in Chicago shifted $365.00 annually, the impact would approach $100,000,000.00.
Eat, Drink & Buy Local 365!
Go to www.eatdrinkbuylocal.org to take the pledge to shift $365.00 or more a year from big chain stores to local businesses. Your community will benefit and you'll feel better too.
Find great locally owned businesses year-around at www.localfirstchicago.org

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