Streets and Sanitation
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.
Alex 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.
White Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
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.
An elderly landlord couple charged $500 for rat abatement on city property will not have to pay.
A 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.
The 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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he has ordered Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to tighten supervision to prevent a repeat of the Gold Coast accident.
The $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 taxpayers are wasting $18 million a year on 200 motor truck drivers who shuttle city crews to work sites.
With most of the snow melted, city sanitation workers began junking the pieces of furniture people used to hold their curbside parking spaces.
The driver of a city garbage truck lost control, causing the truck to flip onto its side early Friday in the West Town neighborhood.