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.