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Loop Alley Parties To Offer New Perspective Of Downtown

The Chicago Loop Alliance has planned a series of five “placemaking” events to get workers to stick around for parties in the alleys after business hours, and get people to think of the alleys in the Loop in a different way.


A rat-mitigation sign in a Chicago alley. (CBS)

City Testing Smart Technology Against Rats

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones takes us dumpster-diving for a look at how it works.


Northwest Side Robberies

Police Search For Robbers Striking On Northwest Side

Police are searching for suspects in a string of at least eight armed robberies on the city’s Northwest Side, from Logan Square all the way to Edgebrook.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

A snow drift nearly covers a garage door on North Seeley. (Credit: Becky Beaupre Gillespie)

City: ‘We Do Not Plow Alleys’

City officials said Friday that its snow plows were still “working as hard as they can” to clear the city’s side streets, but said that plows would not be sent to clear the city’s alleys.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Image Of A Waste Management Garbage Bin. (City Of Joliet Graphic)

Back Alley Backlash Against Joliet Garbage Program

City council members this week scratched their heads trying to come up with answers for residents who are losing alley pickup service and will have to start lugging the trash to the front curb next week.