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Goverment, Utilities, and More
The links above contain helpful information about various services and departments that operate in and around the city of Chicago. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years, the following resources are nice to have on hand and provide quick answers to basic questions about living in Chicago. You can get info regarding road and highway conditions, state and city government, and contact numbers for utilities and local law enforcement personnel.
The subsequent resource links can help make your move to Chicago a little easier. There are a bunch of different utility providers you can contact for service connection or transfer. Select the utilities link below to find out which providers service your area and what facilities are nearby. Even if you are already settled into your home, these resources can be very useful. Say you're looking to switch cable or phone companies-just check out the list of alternative providers and see what other options you have.
You can also access a complete directory of local law enforcement agencies, plus the addresses and phone numbers to all Chicago police precincts. You'll find specific police hotlines and crisis center numbers. Plus, there is contact information for state, county and city government departments and members. If you want to address a concern, share an opinion or idea, or are looking to get more involved in government activities, click on Law Enforcement & Government below for a roster of officials and links to organization websites.
Anyone who drives in Chicago knows the traffic can make or break getting to your destination on time. As in any major metropolitan city, you can count on the morning and evening rush hours to cause a delay, but knowing what to expect can help you plan your travel route and get where you're going without too much hassle. Just click on the following Roads and Highways link for numbers to call for motorist updates, tollway info and surface street conditions.