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Street Sweeping Starts Monday

By Chris Bentley in News on Mar 30, 2013 4:00PM

The tepid winter left Chicagoans with few opportunities to claim parking dibs, and we almost miss the use of household trash for the private annexation of public space (almost). But with the return of street sweeping Monday, obstructing an applicable street could land you a $60 fine, so move your car and don’t pull any sentimental dibs paeans for April Fool’s Day.

If that orange envelope is a familiar sight, you may want to check out developer Scott Robbin's site, which updates subscribers electronically about their local street sweeping regulations. Those signs tied around trees and lamp posts may only give you one day notice, so if you don’t check up on your car regularly you might need to familiarize yourself with the city's map.

Street cleaning is enforced between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. — hours that sometimes vary on main thoroughfares — even if the street has already been swept. Street sweeping ends in November.