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Erika Lord of Edison Park staked out a curbside parking spot after shoveling it out. (CBS)

Chicago Crews To Start Removing ‘Dibs’ Junk

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.

02/24/2014

A driver sweeps snow off a Volkswagen Beetle on Monday, after up to 3 inches of snow fell on Chicago on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

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.

12/09/2013

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Snow-Free Morning Commute Expected, But More Snow Could Come Later

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.

11/26/2013

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

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City Adding More Crews To Deal With Growing Rat Problem

A serious rat crackdown begins on the streets of Chicago on Thursday.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

New Garbage Days For Many Northwest Side Residents

Thousands of Chicago residents now have new garbage days, with the grid collection system expanding.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

City Deal With Streets & Sanitation Workers Could Save $30M

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.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Dwight Washington. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

City Worker Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving Charges After Accident In Gold Coast

A Chicago worker who rammed his pickup into a crowd at a Gold Coast intersection pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges on Friday.

03/23/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Illegal Trash And Recycling Bins Removed From 1st Ward Streets

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.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Plow Tracker

‘Plow Tracker’ Allows Residents To Watch Snow Plows In Real Time

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.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Competitive Bidding For Recycling Has Saved City $1 Million

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.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Catherine Moro

City Worker Shocked By Lightning Strike While Talking On Phone

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.

CBS 2–07/11/2011

Rats

City Plans To Cut Back On Rodent Control

If you see a rat scurrying through your backyard, you might have no choice but to deal with it.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011