Reclaim Your ‘Dibs’ Items or They’ll be Thrown Out, City Says

A folding chair holds a parking spot cleared of snow on Feb. 12, 2011 in Chicago. (Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)A folding chair holds a parking spot cleared of snow on Feb. 12, 2011 in Chicago. (Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)

You’d better move that lawn chair guarding your parking spot if you want to keep it.

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Starting Monday, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin removing objects used by residents to hold their parking spaces during snowy months, a practice known as claiming “dibs.”

Crews will discard any unclaimed items along their daily garbage collection routes, with special attention given to address all 311 complaints, according to a city press release.

Residents can call 311 or go online to report concerns about debris in their area.

And, just a reminder: Street sweeping begins April 1

Contact Kristen Thometz: @kristenthometz | kthometz@wttw.com | (773) 509-5452


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