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Welcome to Logan Square!

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 150 local businesses including restaurants, retailers, doctors, lawyers, beauty salons, realtors etc. As a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, we help existing business owners achieve success, advocate for community improvements and encourage new businesses to locate in our community. Read more about the Chamber and how to contact us.

Logan Square Chamber Networking With Bernie

Monday, February 9th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Letizia's Fiore
2456 N. California

We have an awesome structured networking forum!
Business building skills & progressing networking are presented.
Leads, Referrals & Power Partners
This allows everyone a chance for great connections.
Excellent transportation & free off street parking.
Cafe has delicious homemade food for purchase
Our sponsors: Letizia's Fiore, Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Networking With Bernie
This is a FREE event. However, the Cafe has delicious homemade food for purchase.
Register HERE

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2015 Sidewalk Cafe Season Applications Available

The 2015 Sidewalk Café Season begins on March 1st. Applications are available now. Sidewalk Café Permits have a nine-month term and must be applied for and issued every year. Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit to serve food outside their restaurant on city sidewalks. Applicants intending to serve liquor at a Sidewalk Cafe must have a valid Liquor License pursuant to Chapter 4-60 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, or in person, to our Small Business Center in City Hall, Room 800, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60602. For more detailed information related to our Sidewalk Cafe Program, other Public Way Use Permits, or any of the aforementioned required business licenses, please call 312-74-GOBIZ (744-6249) or go to our website at www.cityofchicago.org/bacp.

Any questions regarding accessibility compliance please call the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities at 312-744-4441 or go to their website at www.cityofchicago.orgmopd. The entire Sidewalk Cafe Permit application process may take 30 – 45 days. The Sidewalk Cafe Permit annual, non-refundable, fee varies depending on the size and location of the Sidewalk Café, After your application is approved and introduced to City Council, your fee will be calculated. So please do NOT include any payment with your application submission.

For detailed information visit Sidewalk Café Application Information Package.

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2015 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program New Date to Apply


The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program in which residents share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. The program has been a successful service for many years, offering an outstanding value to property owners. All property owners pay the same square-foot cost for new sidewalk: $4 per square foot--well below what a private contractor would charge.

The Chicago Department of Transportation administers the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program (SCSP) each year. Traditionally, the program to Chicago property owners opens on New Year's Day, January 1, 12:01 a.m. We would like to inform you of a change in the opening date and time for the 2015 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program.

There have been numerous complaints from citizens that the New Year's Day program opening is not convenient. In many circumstances the property owners are on vacation during the entire application period. In order to address this issue CDOT will open the 2015 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 12:01 a.m.

SCSP applicants can begin by calling the City's 311 System or access the City's service request website cityofchicago.org/311 at 12:01 am on Tuesday, January 13th.

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban is Active from Dec, 1st through April 1st

Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban is going into effect.

The seasonal parking restriction consumes 107 miles of the city’s most critical arterial streets from 3:00am – 7:00 am and is active from December 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014.

The parking ban is enforced regardless of snow. Click HERE for a map.

The 2-inch snow parking ban is activated on another 500 miles of arterial streets when at least two inches of snow are present. Click HERE for a map.

Cars violating the parking ban will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day, according to city officials.

Owners of towed vehicles can find their vehicle location online or call 311. You will need to know your license plate number, location of vehicle and date towed. Operator will inform caller of the location of the city pound that has the vehicle. If you have questions regarding your towed vehicle, for more information click here.

This Winter...Get a Shovel, Not a Ticket!

Shoveling Your Sidewalk is the Law in Chicago
Chicago Municipal Code (10-8-180) Snow and ice removal.
Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground in the city abutting upon any public way or public place shall remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of such building or lot of ground. City of Chicago fines range from $250-$500 per day.

Safe Sidewalks Are Everyone’s Business
Keeping your sidewalk clear and safe to walk across keeps Logan Square in business during the winter. Kids need to get to school. Commuters need to get to the bus and train to get to work. Customers need to get to your store or office. Please pitch in and do your part to keep the neighborhood moving.
REMINDER: When shoveling please don't put snow on the wheel chair ramps on the sidewalk.

Please also be reminded that using articles to obstruct any public way or reserve parking could lead to a citation by the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Chicago Shovels


Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winter resources and empower neighbors to come together to help Chicago navigate winter.
Last winter, The Mayor's Office unveiled Chicago Shovels, an interactive website designed for residents to access information and lend a hand in snow-clearing efforts. At chicagoshovels.org, people can see the locations of snow plows in real-time and sign up for Snow Corps to help the city's most vulnerable citizens by shoveling their walkways.
Snow Corps, part of Chicago Shovels, is the program that connects volunteers with residents in need of snow removal. The response from volunteers was strong last winter and this year we'd like to help empower snow efforts in our ward. Together, we can ensure that each and every Chicagoan who is in need can have access to walking and transit.

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Business are Responsible for Removing Snow and Ice from the Sidewalks During the Winter

Chicago businesses have a responsibility in removing snow and ice from the sidewalks. Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary mode of transportation, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, travel is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), property owners and occupants are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

From more information on sidewalk snow removal guidance for residents and businesses, visit HERE.

Additionally, the City's snow plow tracker will be available during major snow events. During snow storms, the City's snow plows are constantly tracked, so you, your business and your customers know when the streets around your business have been cleared.