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Mayor's Office Announces New City Website

The new website hosts a variety of smartphone apps along with a social media directory for the city's departments



    Chicagoans looking to report, request or track city services can do it from their smartphone. There's now a bunch of apps for that.

    The apps are featured on a new website, Chicago Digital, which was launched by the City of Chicago to make it easier for residents to connect with the city. It's a collection of all things tech, digital, and social, according to the website's introduction page.

    Last summer, the mayor announced plans during TechWeek for apps to help track and request city services like tree trimming and pot holing.

    Chicago Digital hosts apps that allow Chicagoans to request or monitor city services on its site along with other "Civic Data Apps," including ones that show farmers market locations, find internet access or see if their car has been towed. There is even an app to help drivers avoid overnight parking restrictions which can be found next to the app to help drivers find their car if it was towed.

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    Additionally, Chicago Digital has a social media directory for several of the city's departments.  This page will connect residents with a department's website, Facebook page, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and any other social media platform where they have an account.

    Emanuel explained during TechWeek last June, his vision to make Chicago the "Digital Mecca of the Midwest" and home for startup companies.