City Deploys Salt Spreaders As Forecasters Warn Of Freezing RainThe Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 210 trucks to salt the city’s main streets and Lake Shore Drive early Thursday as forecasters warn of freezing rain across the Chicago area.
Switch To Grid-Based Trash Collection Saved City $30 MillionAfter the city switched from ward-based garbage collection to a grid system in 2012, the Department of Streets and Sanitation kept looking for more potential inefficiencies.
Northwest Suburbs Hit Hard With Snow, Residents Are Trying To Keep UpSome of the harder hit communities in the area are in the north and northwest suburbs with snowfall totals of 4 inches or more.
Streets And Sanitation Enter Phase 3, With 287 Snow Plows On StreetsThe city has upgraded its snow-fighting plan to a Phase Three, putting 287 plows on the streets.
Chicago's Full Fleet Of Snow Plows Are Working To Clear StreetsChicago Department of Streets and Sanitation's full fleet of snow plow drivers is now out clearing the city's main streets.
Girl, 7, Fatally Struck By Tractor On Her Way To School A child has died after she was struck by a truck while crossing the street Friday on the way to school with her mother.
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.