Charles Williams

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It’s Another Wicked Winter

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.

10/28/2014

This dead tree in Rogers Park is the subject of a Twitter page. (Twitter/@RogersParkTree)

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.

07/16/2014

City Hall

Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection Audit

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.

07/09/2013

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

City To Treat 35,000 Trees To Protect Against Emerald Ash Borer

The city’s war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–04/24/2013

This SUV that spun out and hit a median divider on the Eisenhower Expressway was just one of many accidents overnight as a winter storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow on the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Storm Brings Moderate Snow, But Still Hampers Morning Commute

Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.

02/22/2013

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Picks New Head Of Streets And Sanitation

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a 34-year police department veteran to be commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.

10/06/2012