This page contains information about the Plow Tracker, Winter Apps and Snow Parking Restrictions.
Clean & Green
Check out the details on the City's Annual clean & Green Day of Service.
Cold Weather Pet Care
In Chicago, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following simple guidelines.
Deferred Attorney Extern
The Department of Law is interested in placing law graduates and licensed attorneys in our Extern Program. This program is designed to provide participants with a challenging, unpaid externship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service. This program is for attorneys who have been hired by law firms, but their start dates have been deferred or they have been offered a “sabbatical” leave to provide pro bono work.
The Department of Law invites law students to apply for its Extern Program. This program is designed to provide students with a challenging externship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service. Participants in the Extern Program are not compensated however course credit is available pursuant to your school’s externship program.
Foster Care/Doggie Day Out Program
CACC’s foster program is designed to allow CACC’s most at-risk animals to be directly placed into short-term foster care allowing for quiet recovery, medical isolation while animals await transfer to a rescue, a calm environment for fearful or under-socialized animals, and / or urgent care for neonate kittens, puppies under eight (8) weeks, and senior animals. CACC’s goal for its foster program is also to provide a direct resource to its Homeward Bound Rescue Partners for more foster homes. If you are interested in becoming a foster caregiver to one of CACC’s animals, please fill out the application here and email it to CACCFoster@cityofchicago.org. Once CACC receives your application, a staff member will email you with the next steps. Thank you for helping CACC’s animals!
Heat Watch 2023
The City of Chicago was chosen to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) community-led urban heat island mapping campaign. NOAA, through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), has funded CAPA Strategies LLC to provide science support to volunteer resident scientists working with the City and community-based organizations, who will travel through predetermined routes in their neighborhoods in the morning, afternoon, and evening on one of the hottest days of the year with heat sensors mounted on their own cars.
Hiring and Layoff Reports
You may view listings of the job titles and departments involved in the Reduction-in-Force taken by the City of Chicago in 2008 and 2009 due to budget shortfalls
Homeward Bound Animal Placement Program
Transferring animals to other State Licensed animal shelters or breed rescue groups often provides them a much better chance of being adopted than remaining at our shelter. Through the Homeward Bound Program, nearly 7,000 animals are transferred out to partnering shelters each year!
Inclusive Terminology 101
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities provides information to print and broadcast reporters, students, disability organizations and the general public about terminology and portrayal issues concerning people with disabilities.
Information for Appointed Officials
Appointed Officials (persons who are appointed to or serve on City Boards and Commissions) are subject to the provisions of the City's Governmental Ethics and Campaign Financing Ordinances. Click Here for a summary of how these provisions affect appointed officials.
Low-Cost Education and Weatherization Program
The Low-Cost Weatherization and Education Program (LCWEP) aims to prepare, educate and train Chicago residents in low cost weatherization techniques. C3 volunteers are trained in low-cost home weatherization techniques. Volunteers then train their neighbors and distribute and install weatherization kits.
Maddie's® Community Shelter Data Grant supported the collection and publication of shelter statistics from community coalitions comprised of animal control agencies, traditional shelters and adoption guarantee organizations.
Chicago Animal Care and Control strongly recommends that all pet owners microchip and obtain a collar and tag for your pets. Cats that get lost are 9 times more likely to be reunited to their home if they arrive at a shelter with a collar and tag or microchip. Dogs are 5 times more likely to be returned home to their owner if they have a collar and tag or microchip. It is also the law for all dogs to have a city dog license. If your pet gets lost and is found by our shelter we will research the tag and microchip information and contact you as soon as possible to let you know your pet is with us.
Other Ways To Help
Want to open your home to an animal in need? Though Chicago Animal Care & Control does not have a foster program, we can put you in contact with local organizations that do.
Pet Responsibility Portal
Pet ownership is a very rewarding privilege that requires a high level of responsibility and investment on the animal owner's behalf.
During snow storms, this Plow Tracker map will show real-time locations of city plows and salt spreaders. Residents can watch as snow clearing efforts start with the major streets then move to neighborhood streets to keep Chicago moving.
Post-Graduate Fellowship Program
The City of Chicago Department of Law invites applications from graduating law students seeking full-time or part-time placements for law school funded post-graduate fellowships.
Teen Dating Violence Prevention
During the month of February, the Chicago Department of Public Health Office of Violence Prevention will be highlighting Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Prevention.
The Light Up Chicago Volunteer Program
The Light Up Chicago Volunteer Program is conducting a citywide search for Chicagoans with civic minds, warm hearts, and helping hands available to assist senior citizens. Chicago's senior community is just as diverse as the city itself. Depending on your interests, skills, and availability, the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services offers various volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer at CACC
Animal Care & Control welcomes volunteers to assist in the socialization and adoption of animals housed at Animal Care & Control.
Here you will find winter websites or apps developed by people in Chicago's vibrant technology community.