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Streets & Grounds Maintenance
This division is responsible for the maintenance of all City-owned property including the local roads within the City’s jurisdictional responsibility. During the spring and summer seasons, this division’s primary duties include road repair, parking lot maintenance, street sweeping, mowing of City property and rights-of-way, and downtown maintenance. During the fall season, all staff from this division is assigned to leaf collection. Winter requires the Street and Grounds division to focus its efforts on snow and ice control.

The Streets Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of over 317 centerline miles of streets in the City.
There are roads within the City that fall under the care of either the State or County highway agencies. The following shows these streets and the entity responsible for maintenance:

STATE OF ILLINOIS (IDOT) 847-705-4228:
Elmhurst Road, Wolf Road (south of Cumberland Circle and north of Central Road), Des Plaines River Road, Potter Road (south of Ballard Road), Higgins Road, Devon Avenue, Touhy Avenue, Oakton Street (east of River Road and west of Elmhurst Road), Algonquin Road, (west of Wolf Road), Golf Road, Central Road (east of Wolf Road), Ballard Road, Dempster Street (east of Rand Road), Rand Road (west of Elk Boulevard).

COOK COUNTY (CCHD) 847-827-1164:
Mt. Prospect Road, Dempster/Thacker Street (west of Wolf Road), East River Road, Potter Road (north of Ballard Road)

To report graffiti on public property, please call Des Plaines Police Department 847-391-5400 or click here.

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