Chicago Department Of Streets And Sanitation
Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.
After losing patience with the city, due to weeks of waiting for someone to fix an underground water leak that turned their street into an icy mess, residents on a block in the Washington Heights neighborhood finally got the relief they sought on Wednesday.
The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban begins at 3 a.m. Monday, according to a statement from the city Department of Streets and Sanitation. Regardless of snow, the ban will be enforced along 107 miles of arterial streets from Dec. 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.
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.
On Monday, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin carting away the lawn chairs, beat-up couches and discarded toys that have helped Chicagoans stake claim to cherished parking spaces they have cleared of snow.
If you’re headed to the airport today, make sure to check with your airline first, as more than 100 flights have been cancelled at O’Hare International Airport due to the weather.
Drivers in the Chicago region should get a reprieve from snowy weather for the morning commute Tuesday, but isolated snow showers could affect roads later in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
A serious rat crackdown begins on the streets of Chicago on Thursday.
Thousands of Chicago residents now have new garbage days, with the grid collection system expanding.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrating an agreement with streets and sanitation workers that could save the city $30 million, and help provide faster response time for tree-trimming requests, rodent control, and graffiti removal.
A Chicago worker who rammed his pickup into a crowd at a Gold Coast intersection pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges on Friday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy with a rogue recycling firm that put up trash and recycling bins on city streets without proper permits; and the mayor’s especially unhappy with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), whose name and face adorn the cans.
If you’re wondering when the city is going to clear away the snow that’s piling up on your street, stare out the window no more.
The City of Chicago has cut its recycling costs by $1 million in the three months since the managed competition program began, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.
A city worker is proof that your mother’s warning to turn off the TV and stay away from electrical appliances isn’t just an old wives’ tale.
If you see a rat scurrying through your backyard, you might have no choice but to deal with it.