Tom Byrne

City crews are undertaking a tree-trimming "blitz" in hopes of cutting down potential dangers. (CBS)

City Mapping Tree Trimming Requests To Speed Up Work

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Budget Plan Calls For Major Change In Trash Pickup

As 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.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Orders ‘Tighter Supervision’ After Gold Coast Incident

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.


Snow Plow (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Snow Command Boss Hit With Suspension

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 Snow Plow

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.


Snow In Chicago

Chicago Under Winter Storm Warning

If you haven’t tuned up the snow blower, purchased the salt or picked out your Christmas tree, you had better do it now.