Chicago winters can be especially challenging when sidewalks are not cleared of snow and ice. Clearing sidewalks is the law, and it is our responsibility to each other during the winter.
Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around. Without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disa- bilities, seniors and children to walk. We all are pedestrians at some point in the day and all benefit from a clear sidewalk.
Make your neighborhood safe for everyone to get around this winter. Help the City of Chicago provide a great pedestrian environment and take responsibility for your side- walk by clearing snow and ice.
Clear snow as soon as practicable, but no later than 10pm on the day of the snowfall. Individuals who do not comply can face fines of up to $500 per day of violation. Busi- nesses that do not comply can face fines of up to $1000 per day of violation.