LOGAN SQUARE — Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) is cracking down on messy businesses in Logan Square's Milwaukee Avenue corridor, saying they must clean their premises or risk costly fines.
Last year, several businesses along the stretch either received warnings or tickets when the alderman's office warned them about cleaning up outside their shops.
That includes keeping sidewalks free of litter and weeds, removing snow and ice in front of or next to all buildings, keeping dumpster areas tidy and properly labeled, using and maintaining clean grease containers and sealing burrows and dock areas to maintain rodent control.
Most fines are $300 to $500, but some are higher, depending on the violation. (See the short list of violations below.)
This week, the alderman is hosting a private meeting with businesses to reinforce the city's code. The ward superintendent will be there to take questions.
Anyone with questions about the city's code is encouraged to reach out to Irene Romulo, the alderman's' constituent services director, at 773-887-3772.