Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Street Sweeping

The following is an italicized cut n' pasted letter from new First Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno regarding Street Sweeping, which is here to stay until Nov. 30th 2010.

I guess the biggest 'take-a-way' is that this year the sweeping will happen in grids vs. on a ward-by-ward basis.

There are Nine Zones on the Grid. If you own a car, as I do, the most important thing to do is find your ZONE, and then see where it falls on the GRID, and then be sure not to park there on the designated day of the month when the sweeping occurs.



Street Sweeping season begins tomorrow; 4.1.2010 and runs, weather permitting, through 11.30.2010. It is important that residents move their cars on the day of their scheduled sweep to help keep the community clean.

Our ward is one of the few that has a permanent sweeping schedule. It was my predecessor's belief that this permanent schedule would save manpower and resources. I share this belief because with a permanent schedule, we do not have to allocate one of our Streets and Sanitation workers to hang signs on trees for notification purposes.

Our ward is divided into 9 sweeping zones. Zones 1 through 8 have a permanent schedule. Zone 9 will be swept on Mondays and notification will be provided by temporary signs, hung at least 24 hours in advance.

The recent proposed change to sweep in grids, rather than a ward-by-ward basis, should not affect us because of our permanent schedule. I will, of course, keep you updated with any developments.

Please review the map and remind your neighbors to move their cars on the scheduled day. If you have any questions regarding sweeping, please call the 1st Ward Streets and Sanitation Ward Yard at (312) 744-5523 or my office at (773) 278-0101.

Thank you for your attention to this notice.


Proco "Joe" Moreno

Alderman, 1st Ward


  1. Interesting...so if we don't fall into a zone then we won't get swept?

  2. Lol, good question, I'm guessing the answer is yes. Do you not fall into a zone? I am unfortunately in a zone.

  3. I don't fall into a zone, but I remember last year having to move the car all around, they posted signs on the trees. Guess my street is too clean!