City Adding More Rat Control TeamsWith complaints about rodents on the rise, city crews are stepping up efforts to target rats.
Mild Weather Means Early Start For Street Sweeping SeasonStreet sweeping normally doesn’t start until April 1, but Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez said this year is different.
Residents, City Crews Say They're Ready For First Big Snowfall
City Council Committee Votes To End Free Garbage Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings Free garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City To Begin Removing "Dibs" Markers On FridayIf you’ve got lawn chairs or hat racks marking “dibs” on your parking spot, you might want to move them by Friday or they’ll belong to the city.
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.
2 Investigators: City Tow Truck Damages Car, Leaves SceneAlex Cipolla says she called 3-1-1, 9-1-1 and the Department of Streets and Sanitation, but no action was taken until CBS 2 got involved.
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.
Sanitation Crews Putting Orange Reminder Stickers On Recycling Carts With Wrong MaterialWhite Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
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.
Up To 3 Inches Of Snow Saturday; City Ready To Launch New Plow TrackerWith the first measurable snow of the season forecast for this weekend, City Hall has rolled out a new online tool to help Chicago residents keep track of the city’s fleet of snow plows.
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.