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City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

City, Laborers Union At Odds Over Absenteeism Figures

The Emanuel administration claimed Tuesday that many garbage collectors have been getting three-day weekends by calling in sick on Monday or Friday. The union representing those workers said it’s trying to address the problem, but also said it’s not nearly as bad as the city claims.

CBS 2–09/27/2011

Sharokina Pazand and Stephen Dewart have filed suit against the city of Chicago following last month's truck-into-pedestrians accident on the Gold Coast. (CBS)

Man Hit By Streets & Sanitation Driver Files Suit Against City

Stephen Dewart was one of eight people mowed down May 21 on the Gold Coast when a driver for the Department of Streets and Sanitation lost control of his pick-up truck and plowed into them. He is now filing suit.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011