Streets and Sanitation

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.
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.
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.
Police Arrest City Tow Truck Driver, Accomplice Accused Of Shaking Motorist Down Chicago police are investigating an alleged scam that may have involved a city employee who towed a woman’s car and then demanded money for its return.
Judge Tosses City Fines Against Elderly Landlords An elderly landlord couple charged $500 for rat abatement on city property will not have to pay.
Ex-Streets And San Worker Gets 9 Years For Plowing Into CrowdA former Chicago Streets and Sanitation worker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ramming his pickup into a crowd at a Gold Coast intersection in May of last year.
City Mapping Tree Trimming Requests To Speed Up WorkThe city is taking a strategy used to combat potholes to cut down on the backlog of requests for tree trimming, dead tree removal and graffiti erasure.
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.
Emanuel Orders 'Tighter Supervision' After Gold Coast IncidentMayor Rahm Emanuel said he has ordered Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to tighten supervision to prevent a repeat of the Gold Coast accident.
City Snow Command Boss Hit With SuspensionThe $142,464-a-year deputy Streets and Sanitation commissioner who presides over Chicago’s Snow Command has been slapped with a 25-day suspension for allegedly using city employees to perform his personal errands on city time
Chicago Wasting $18 Million Annually On Truck DriversChicago taxpayers are wasting $18 million a year on 200 motor truck drivers who shuttle city crews to work sites.
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