$50 fine for residents who don't shovel sidewalks

February 11, 2011 3:02:00 PM PST
It's been more than a week now since the Blizzard of 2011, but there are still sidewalks in Chicago that haven't been shoveled.

The city wants to remind residents that it's their job. There's a Chicago ordinance that requires it. The law also protects those who might not do a perfect job from being sued.

The city has now started placing yellow and black door hangers on homes that read "Shovel your sidewalk:

It's the neighborly thing to do. It's also the law. The penalty for failure to shovel in Chicago is a $50.