Thomas Byrne

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.


Chicago Snow Plow

Streets And San All Ready For Snow, Whenever It Comes

City officials want Chicagoans to know they are ready for snow, even if the snow isn’t yet ready to fall.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation crews (left) have begun competing with private contractors, including Waste Management workers (right), for the right to run the city's recycling program. (Credit: CBS)

Competition For City Recycling Program Begins

The competition has begun between city workers and private contractors for the right to run the city’s recycling program.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Roscoe Street

City To Plow Side Streets After Main Roads Are Done

If you’re waiting for your block to be plowed so you can get your car out, you’ll likely have to be patient for a while.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011

Ice Crystals On A Window. (AP Photo)

Icy Sidewalks Making For Dangerous Conditions

It’s another tough day for pedestrians trying to navigate their way along slick, icy Chicago sidewalks.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2011