Snow Removal

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emanuel: City Prepared For Winter

The snow in the forecast is minimal, but Mayor Emanuel wants Chicagoans to know that the city is prepared for winter.


A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It’s Another Wicked Winter

With 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.


Steve Miller Inc. had $10,000 worth of road salt stolen from this unsecured location. (CBS)

Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road Salt

The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.


Mayor Emanuel talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine about snow removal and its impact on the budget. (CBS)

Chicago Has Nearly Exhausted Reserves For Snow Removal This Winter

The city budgeted $20 million for snow cleanup but has already spent $25 million. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Francisco Fuentes carries a five gallon drum of rock salt after shopping at Home Depot.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow, Shifting Temps Leave Rock Salt In Short Supply

Not only is the salt bag that many homeowners bought three years ago gone, in many cases, so is the bag that replaced it as the cycle of snow-freeze-thaw continues.


Snow still hasn't been shoveled on this block in River North. (Credit: CBS)

Some Businesses Aren’t Shoveling Sidewalks In Front Of Their Property

The law says you have to shovel the sidewalks in front of your property CBS 2’s Chris Martinez went to find out if that’s happening.


A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Snow Removal Costs Piling Up For Chicago, Suburbs

If local officials’ New Year’s resolutions included living within their snow removal budgets, they may have to think again. With the new year only seven days old, many have already burned through to good portion of their budgets.


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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.


Chicago Streets and Sanitation Director Tom Byrne is in charge of snow removal -- a high-pressure job in the Windy City. (CBS)

Chicago’s Snow Czar: ‘It’s A Tough Game Here’

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the city department administrator in charge of making sure Chicago’s streets stay drivable during snow events.


Naperville Snow Removal Map

City Of Naperville Unveils Interactive Snow Removal Map

The City of Naperville has unveiled an innovative new way for motorists to get their road conditions during the winter.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

A plow removes snow after a lake effect blast hit Michigan City, Indiana. (CBS)

Cuts To Snow Removal, Leaf Collection Discussed In Elgin

Elgin residents may have to shovel more snow and rake more leaves as the city looks for ways to trim its budget.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Snow piles up in an alley off of Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Residents Furious Over Snow Removal ‘Story’

Some angry Evanston residents have been calling City Hall to complain about the city’s new snow removal program, as detailed in the community newspaper the Evanston Roundtable.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Snow piles up on a suburban street during the blizzard. (Credit: John Dodge/CBS 2)

Sheriff Dart Offers Non-Violent Offenders To Help Clear Snow

Non-violent offenders can help remove snow from fire hydrants and emergency routes across suburban Chicago, under a program being offered by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.


The 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue was still waiting for its first plow on Friday, two days after the last snowfall of February 2011's blizzard. (Credit: CBS)

Sanitation Boss In Trouble Over Poor Snow Removal

A South Side sanitation boss is in trouble for failing to deliver snow removal to residents of his ward.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Chicago Snow Plow

Plows On The Streets Deal With New Snowfall

As the city gets blanketed with a fresh covering of snow Sunday morning, the city Department of Streets and Sanitation has dispatched 174 snow-fighting trucks onto the streets.


A snow drift nearly covers a garage door on North Seeley. (Credit: Becky Beaupre Gillespie)

City: ‘We Do Not Plow Alleys’

City officials said Friday that its snow plows were still “working as hard as they can” to clear the city’s side streets, but said that plows would not be sent to clear the city’s alleys.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

City Snow-Removal Truck Strikes, Kills Pedestrian

The 44-year-old victim died on the scene, and the city driver was ticketed.


A Little One In The Snow

Where Will All The Snow Go?

As the snow plows and snow blowers finish their work one key question comes to mind: Where are we going to put all that snow?