City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side StreetsWednesday 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.
Water Leak Creates Icy Mess On Washington Heights StreetAfter 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.
Chicago Overnight Parking Ban Begins MondayThe 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.
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.
Chicago Crews To Start Removing 'Dibs' JunkOn 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.
Snow, Frigid Temps Persist All Week 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.
Snow-Free Morning Commute Expected, But More Snow Could Come LaterDrivers 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.
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.
City Adding More Crews To Deal With Growing Rat ProblemA serious rat crackdown begins on the streets of Chicago on Thursday.
New Garbage Days For Many Northwest Side ResidentsThousands of Chicago residents now have new garbage days, with the grid collection system expanding.
City Deal With Streets & Sanitation Workers Could Save $30MMayor 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.