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.
Budget Plan Calls For Major Change In Trash PickupAs part of his budget plan for next year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to change the way garbage is collected in Chicago. Next summer, the mayor plans to switch from a ward-by-ward collection system to a grid-based system. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to get the answers.
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
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.
Chicago Under Winter Storm WarningIf you haven't tuned up the snow blower, purchased the salt or picked out your Christmas tree, you had better do it now.