Chicago Shovels

The winners for the Chicago's Second Annual 'You Name a Snowplow' contest have been announced!

  1. Skilling It
  3. Casimir Plowaski
  4. Ernie Snowbanks
  5. Mies van der Snow
  6. Bad, Bad Leroy Plow

The top six vote-getting names will be featured on one snowplow in each of the City’s six snow districts, joining the named snowplow fleet announced last year.

Plow Tracker Snow Flake Ruler in snow arrow pointing to two inches Two Truck
Plow Tracker Winter Apps Winter Snow Parking Restrictions Was My Car Towed or Relocated?
See where City snow plows are in real-time Useful digital apps created by Chicago developers Information about streets having 2" snow route & overnight parking restrictions.

Can't find your car? This site will help if it has been towed or relocated by the City.


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 to help all Chicagoans navigate winter.

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