In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Chicago has more than 67,000 alley lights, up from 46, 000 in 1989. Most city alleys are illuminated with 250-watt fixtures.
Requests for additional alley lights from block clubs and other community organizations—including participants in Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)—are a priority. Request must be made through Alderman and approved by them.
CDOT's Division of Electrical Operations has implemented several group relamping programs to reduce outages and lower maintenance costs. Citizens are encouraged to call 311 to report any outages or vandalized fixtures.