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Alderman Brendan Reilly
42nd Ward

"River North Clean Streets is one of those rare initiatives that provides material benefits for businesses, residents, visitors, workers and the environment, all at a remarkably affordable cost. Participation is entirely voluntary, but I enthusiastically support the program and encourage local businesses and residents to do the same.”

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Deputy Chief Jon Hein
CPD Central Control Group

“When our streets and sidewalks are free of litter, cigarette butts and graffiti, it sends a message that this is a well-cared-for community in which residents and businesses alike take pride in their surroundings and look out for each other’s property. This is an important deterrent to potential criminals. I support RNCS because a cleaner neighborhood is a safer neighborhood.”

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Michael Barz
18th District Commander, CPD

"People often ask how to avoid becoming a victim of crime, and a time-honored piece of advice is don’t be the one the criminal chooses. In other words, you don’t have to be the strongest individual on the street, just don’t be the weakest. In terms of neighborhoods, this means an area with clean, well-maintained businesses, homes, streets, and sidewalks that attracts and welcomes law-abiding citizens to live, work, shop, and recreate. River North Clean Streets helps make this community safer, as well as more beautiful. It’s a win-win."

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Eileen Murray
RNRA President

"The primary goal of River North Residents Association is to enhance the quality of life in our community.  We are proud to support River North Clean Streets, which will improve the safety, health and appearance of the neighborhood. The program creates potentially life-changing opportunities for deserving individuals, provides support to our local businesses and enriches River North property values. We strongly encourage all businesses and residents to support River North Clean Streets."

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Marty Padilla
RNBA President

"River North Clean Streets is an excellent opportunity for local business owners. For an extremely low fee, the blocks they sponsor are kept cleaner and safer. This is not only good for business, it also reduces the risk of expensive fines and sends a message to the community that the owners of these establishments are good corporate citizens. We strongly encourage RNBA Members, and all River North businesses, to consider sponsoring a block.”

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