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Texts Alert First Ward Residents About Street Sweepers

Alderman technology to save his constituents tickets



    Fewer street sweepers mean more headaches for Chicago aldermen.

    Chicago’s First Ward is going high-tech.

    Residents in Alderman Joe Moreno's ward can now sign up to get a text message before the City’s Street and Sanitation  sweepers drive down their block. 

    “This reminder will go straight to people’s phones, straight into their pockets," Moreno said in a ward newsletter.

    Text reminders will be sent out the day before and the day of a scheduled street cleaning. 

    This new text notification service will be the first of its kind in Chicago.

    Moreno hopes the free service will help reduce the number of tickets issued, and he looks forward to having the streets in his ward thoroughly cleaned.

    “In this difficult economic time, I’m always looking for ways to help reduce the cost of living in Chicago and the amount of people coming into my office with parking tickets gave me this idea,” Moreno said.

    For more information call the First Ward Office or visit www.antitow.com to sing up for the service.