Clean Streets returns to River North

Clean Streets return to River North

We are thrilled to announce the return of our popular weekend street cleaning program. River North Clean Streets, a nonprofit jointly managed by RNRA and RNBA, has partnered with Cleanslate Chicago to help keep our neighborhood cleaner, safer, and more beautiful.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, our friendly, well-trained crews will pick up and dispose all trash, recyclables, and pet waste on one side of each sponsored block. The low weekly cost of just $20 per block is entirely underwritten by responsible local businesses and residents – and best of all, the program provides potentially life-changing support, training, and temporary employment for hardworking interns who are eager to become self-sufficient.

We wish to express our appreciation to our Founding Program Sponsors, Chicago HealthWintrust Bank and an anonymous donor, as well as our Founding Block Sponsors, Ashford General Insurance Agency, Best Western River North Hotel, Bottled Blonde Chicago, Cushing, Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, Hubbard221, P&W Partners, Sedgwick Development, Sound-bar and Spybar Chicago.

River North Clean Streets is proud to have earned the endorsement of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and 18th District Commander Paul Bauer. We’re eager to expand our service area. To learn more about the program and sign up to sponsor a block, please visit us online at