Added Feb 01 2013
The following is a lists of services and apps that you will find useful.
The Chicago Police Department Clearpath site offer various online sources, such as information regards CAPS (Community Alternative Policing Strategies). You can learn about your Districts, Beat Meetings, and Events. Also, learn about how to protect yourself against crime, report crime anonymously, get reports, and chat with the dept.
With snow expecting to fall this evening, this will help you connect with City Winter Resources such as: Plow Tracker (see where City snow plows are in real time). Snow Corps (lend a hand to Chicago in need); Adopt a sidewalk (help shovel a sidewalk); twoinch.es (informs and alerts drivers of winter parking bans); WasMyCarTowed.com (to reconnect the owner with their vehicle);cityofchicagoDFSS WarmingCenters (Keep warm and safe in this extreme cold weather with some tips and a lists of DFSS Warming Centers); http://bit.ly/R6eQiR (for pet owners to keep your pets happy and healthy in cold weather); Ifinditchicago (info. on food, shelter and medical care in your area.
3) Faspark (find street parking in real time; SpotHero (reserve a parking spot in Chicago; TaxiShareChicago (share a cab anywhere in Chicago (android-only); transitchicago.com/farechanges (Reminder: new cta fares went into effect as of Jan. 14th. View th new fare structure here.; Technofinder (find public Wi-Fi networks anywhere in Chicago).
If you have any questions or need access to city services, please contact my office at 773-254-6677.