Graffiti Removal

A city worker uses a graffiti blaster to remove graffiti on an alley wall on the Near West Side. (Credit: CBS)

City Significantly Reducing Time It Takes To Remove Graffiti

“When the complaint comes in, it’s down within five days; very often, within three days. If it’s high, it may take a day or two longer, but within five days the graffiti is removed,” said Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams.

05/29/2015

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For Graffiti

The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.

07/24/2014

Graffiti. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fighting To Erase Increasing Amount Of Graffiti

Think you’re seeing more graffiti around Chicago? Well you’re not alone.

10/22/2013

Graffiti Artist

Graffiti Removal Scaled Back Under Mayor’s Budget

The City of Chicago reportedly is moving more slowly these days to get rid of gang graffiti.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It’s all over his budget plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011