Chicago Police Department

Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 311

The largest of the City’s agencies, the Chicago Police Department provides a full range of police services to the people of Chicago-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department is responsible for patrolling City neighborhoods, responding to calls for police service, investigating crimes and arresting offenders, while working closely with the community to identify and solve problems of crime and neighborhood disorder.

With more than 16,500 members, the Chicago Police Department is the second largest municipal police agency in the nation. The Department employs approximately 13,500 sworn police officers, more than 2,000 civilian employees, and 1,000 crossing guards. For more information visit the Chicago Police Department website.

19th  Police District
850 West Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone:  312-744-8320
Fax:  312-744-4481
TTY:  312-744-8011

Chicago Fire Department

Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 311

The Chicago Fire Department is the largest fire department in the Midwest region of the United States. The City of Chicago covers 228 square miles and has a population of just under 3 million.

The primary responsibility of the CFD includes the obvious responsibilities of preservation of life and property from fire, but it is also responsible for the response and mitigation of hazardous materials and the delivery of Emergency Medical Service. The Chicago Fire Department operates the largest totally Advanced Life Support ambulance system in the world. The fire department also responds to many other non-fire emergency responses.

The Chicago Fire Department has the following resources available: 98 Engine Companies, 59 Truck Companies, 4 Squad companies, 24 Battalion Chiefs, 6 Deputy District Chiefs, 59 Ambulance Companies, 1 Fireboat, 5 Command Vans, and a number of other specialized pieces of Equipment.

121 North LaSalle Street, Room 105
Chicago, Illinois 60602

U.S. Postal Service Branches

The United States Postal Service has made it more convenient than ever to buy stamps. Many Lakeview East businesses offer stamps at regular post office prices-just look for the Stamps to GO logo at grocery and convenient stores. (for other Lakeview East shipping and packaging services see page 50) For all other mailing and shipping needs visit one of the following USPS branches.

3635 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 404-5542

3024 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-2875

1343 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 327-0345 2405

N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-7041

Public Libraries

The Chicago Public Library’s seventy-five branches and two regional libraries provide a variety of library services to the people of Chicago. Staff members in each library build their collections and tailor their services to meet the needs of the local community. These neighborhood libraries feature a wide variety of high-quality, innovative resources and services. The John Merlo Library in Lakeview East carries multiethnic and multilingual collections and services that reflect the diversity of the community.

John Merlo Library
644 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 744-1139

Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 744-7616

Driver Services Facilities

The State of Illinois offers driver and vehicle services at various locations throughout the city. At these locations you can obtain drivers licenses, titles, registrations, vehicle stickers, license plates. And if you change your address or name, you must notify the Secretary of State within 10 days. A corrected drivers license must be obtained from a driver services facility. Many services are available at the Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White website.

Express Services
100 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 793-1010

4642 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 794-5320

Complete Services
5401 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
(312) 793-1010