Chicago Shovels

Thank you to all Chicago residents who participated in the City's first annual 'You Name a Snowplow' Contest! 

The seven snowplow names that received the most votes include:

  1. O’Leary’s Plow
  2. Da Plow
  3. Salter Payton
  4. Sears Plower
  5. Sleet Home Chicago
  6. Holy Plow!
  7. Jean Baptiste Point du Shovel

The City received nearly 17,000 responses from Chicago residents, which translated to over 80,000 votes for the snowplow names. The number of winning snowplow names increased from the initial six announced by the City, to seven names due to a near tie for sixth place.

Signage for the winning snowplow names is set to be installed on seven snowplows operating throughout the City. Once the signage is installed, residents who first submitted the winning names will be offered a photo opportunity with the named snowplow along with city swag.

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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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