Department Of Streets And Sanitation

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 Touts Increase In Rat Baiting EffortsCity officials said they’re winning the war on rodents by laying more rat traps to keep them in check.
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.
UPDATED: City Closes Temporary Clinic At Garbage Truck GarageCity officials have decided to shut down a temporary clinic that had been set up in a garbage truck garage to provide wellness screenings for Streets and Sanitation Department workers.
Grid-Based Garbage Collection Begins In North Side WardsTrash in a number of Chicago neighborhoods will be collected differently starting Monday, but the city hopes no one notices a difference.
New Grid-Based Garbage Pickup System Rolls Out In 7 WardsSome North Side residents might have a new garbage day starting Monday.
Report: Absenteeism Down In Streets And Sanitation DepartmentThe Emanuel administration is expected to release a report later Wednesday, showing that absenteeism among employees in the Department of Streets and Sanitation is down.
Streets And San All Ready For Snow, Whenever It ComesCity officials want Chicagoans to know they are ready for snow, even if the snow isn't yet ready to fall.
City Says It's Ready For Brutal WinterThe City of Chicago says it’s ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.
Tunney Seeks Crackdown On Failure To Shovel SnowFailing to shovel your walkway this winter could be a costly mistake.
Budget Plan Calls For Major Change In Trash PickupAs part of his budget plan for next year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to change the way garbage is collected in Chicago. Next summer, the mayor plans to switch from a ward-by-ward collection system to a grid-based system. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to get the answers.
Report: Streets And San Official Suspended, But Keeps JobA deputy commissioner at the Department of Streets and Sanitation has been suspended for having his underlings run errands for him, but gets to keep his job, according to a report today.