River North is a unique and wonderful neighborhood with two miles of riverfront, historic architecture, world class dining and a thriving nightlife.

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THE PROBLEM

Unfortunately, our many visitors often leave a shocking amount of litter behind when they head home after a night on the town. Since the Department of Streets and Sanitation has limited resources on weekends, the neighborhood has to live with unsightly and unsanitary streets and sidewalks until Monday morning.

THE SOLUTION

River North Clean Streets has arranged for Cleanslate Chicago (cleanslatechicago.org) to tidy up our neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday mornings. In their bright yellow vests, the friendly, well-trained Cleanslate crews pick up tons of garbage and recyclable materials, leaving our community cleaner, safer and healthier.

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THE BENEFITS

  • Creates great public relations for Block and Program Sponsors; with neighbors, customers and city officials

  • Keeps local establishments looking great and reduces the risk of expensive fines

  • Deters crime and improves public health and safety

  • Promotes recycling and enhances property values and quality-of-life

  • Provides life-changing support, training and temporary employment for hardworking Cleanslate interns eager to move towards self-sufficiency

  • Plus, if a business is hiring, the disciplined, reliable and motivated Cleanslate crew members make great permanent employees