Removal of "Dibs" Begins Friday | NBC Chicago

Removal of "Dibs" Begins Friday

"Street obstruction" items on streets reported via 311 will be the first to go



    In a new crackdown on a Chicago winter tradition, city crews begin clearing "dibs" parking spaces on Friday. NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015)

    Some Chicagoans' "dibs" will soon be dubbed missing. 

    Crews from the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation began collecting “street obstructions” items – commonly known to Chicago residents as “dibs” – on Friday morning.
    Items on streets reported to 311 will be the first to go, city officials said.
    “As is the case with every winter season, once snow starts to melt, Streets and Sanitation crews begin to remove material from the public way,” said Commissioner Charles Williams in a statement. “I want to ask residents to be good neighbors and remove material from the public way to ensure it is not moved by our crews.”
    The department said residents should remove items from the street to prevent the disposal of their "dibs."

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