With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.
There’s a huge backlog of thousands of requests for city trees to be trimmed or removed–often because residents believe they are damaged or dead and could be dangerous.
The feud between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the aggressive inspector general he inherited escalated Monday with a new claim from Joe Ferguson: that City Hall stonewalled his attempt to audit Emanuel’s grid-based garbage collection system and verify the mayor’s $18 million-a-year savings claim.
The city’s war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.
Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a 34-year police department veteran to be commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.