Charles Williams

Residents, City Crews Say They're Ready For First Big Snowfall
City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It's Another Wicked WinterWith 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.
2 Investigators: City Way Behind On Tree Removal, Trimming 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.
Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection AuditThe 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.
City To Treat 35,000 Trees To Protect Against Emerald Ash BorerThe city's war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.
Storm Brings Moderate Snow, But Still Hampers Morning CommuteSnow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.
Emanuel Picks New Head Of Streets And SanitationMayor Rahm Emanuel has named a 34-year police department veteran to be commissioner of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation.
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