"The best way to report unshoveled sidewalks is to call Chicago's 311 system and report a "Sidewalk Snow Removal Request."
Always leave your contact information.
Pedestrian Program Assistant
Chicago Department of Transportation"
Who is responsible for the Maryville academy on Montrose/Clarendon?Every winter it is always a mess.
I was coming to ask the same thing about Maryville. It's great that we call and complain, but who is actually going to come out and shovel it?
I just read in the News-Star (Dec 8-14 edition) that a 47th Ward candidate A. Pawar now has a smartphone "app for that".For more information it gives the link: www.renewchicago.com This guy be on to something, don't know much about the aldermanic contest to the west, we have a full blown contest here in Uptown dontcha know.
If Sedgewick Properties purchased that site, they have not shoveled the walk, and their idea of being a 'good neighbor' is to give out the aldermans contact information in lieu of their own.An auspicious start, Sedgewick....
The alleys are pure ice everywhere-cars sliding all over the place.Hope city salts them soon.
The Maryville property in the summer is always messy and full of homeless sleeping on their property. Now in the winter they need their crews to come out and clean off the snow and ice on the sidewalks that surround the property. I called Sedgewick numerous times and was told they are going to care of it. When is anyones guess.
Hey, at least the snow/ice covers up most of the litter on the sidewalks.
I have tried to get the Maryville sidewalks cleared also, every winter I try and finally once last year towards the end of winter it was done... My alley hasn't been plowed or salted for at least the past three years. Don't hold your breath on that- acutally the street in the 800 block of Agatite did not have a plow come down it one time last winter.
Ummmm. It's impossible to clear your sidewalks when your at work all day and then when you get home it's all compacted. I would have to take a chisle to it. So yeah... Don't judge people!
I wanted to correct a post I made earlier this week. The best way to report unshoveled sidewalks is to call Chicago's 311 system and report a "Sidewalk Snow Removal Request."Jerad WeinerPedestrian Program AssistantChicago Department of Transportation
@ Abob82byf , then get out that chisel, my friend. because it's the property owners responsibility to keep the sidewalks clear. yeah it sucks. but so does slipping and falling on that compacted ice you were too lazy to remove from your property.
@Abob82byf at least you could put some salt down. Also you could hire someone to shovel the walk, that's what my condo association does. If you can afford a single family home in the city you should be able to afford snow removal service.There are 3 single family homes in the 4700 block of N Beacon that NEVER shovel or salt their sidewalks. As a result their sidewalks are a treacherous mess every winter.
What our association does is have one of the residents do snow removal, in lieu of paying association dues for the winter months. It's worked out well for the past few years.
I agree Jason! Seems to me the condo and home owners are the WORST at snow removal while apartments have maintenance people to do the work. How can these people get away with this?
Will, it covers up all the litter, but it also shows all the disgusting dog pee. I think I'd rather see litter than yellow spots all over the place.
@ Abob82byf I realize everyone is busy in the winter, but as an owner, it's your responsibility to get it done. Otherwise, hey, let's raise taxes and make it a government responsibility.A solution to your How do I get it done? Buy some salt and throw it down in the morning before you leave. First thing when you get home it'll be soft, and mushy and shovel-able. If you still don't have time or need some assistance, surely you know your neighbors or someone you can pay $20 bucks to do it.Merryville has been bitched about enough here, so I'll leave that one alone. What I want to know is why are the million dollar homes along Clarendon the worst offenders. If you have $$$ enough to buy a mansion, you can find someone to shovel your sidewalk.And am I the only one who finds it amazing that the sidewalks on the Target side of Broadway, from the Wilson 'L' to Target, are scrubbed completely clean of all snow (including down the ramps and even off to the road) for pedestrians but the east side (Dunkin Donuts mall) is generally horrid including the elementary school which, when I walked by last night, had essentially turned into an ice rink. If the Target side is the work of Clean Slate then bravo Clean Slate, if it's shop owners, hooray for those too I hope others follow their lead. I did see a couple guys working on it and they were working hard. Sadly the cynic in me feels like it's someone working to keep Target happy. (I hope I'm wrong on that.)
many of the sidewalks on my walks thru northern lakeview are not shoveled at all. lots of sidewalks on sidestreets are icy slushy messes, save for a few walks in front of respectable buildings.and sounds like Maryville is the new Wilson Yard. in regards to the debates. lol