OIG: In Cutting Weeds On City-Owned Property, Department Of Streets And Sanitation Is Not Living Up To Its Own GoalsAn audit released Thursday by the Chicago Office of Inspector General found that the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is failing to meet its own goals for cutting weeds in a timely fashion.
Plows, Salt Trucks Hit Roads As Snow Moves In During Winter StormThe worst of the snow associated with the weekend winter storm was coming Saturday night.
'Dibs' About To Be Done For The SeasonThe Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation said it will begin clearing "dibs" objects used by residents to hold parking spaces during the winter months starting Monday.
Chicago Announces 30th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling LocationsThe program will run from Saturday, Jan. 5 through Saturday, Jan. 19 at 25 locations across the city.
Happy Ending For Disabled Woman Who Lost Van In Towing IncidentA handicap-accessible van owned by a woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis was destroyed recently in a towing incident, but tonight CBS 2's Dave Savini reports her happy ending.
Disabled Woman's $15,000 Van Wrongly Declared Abandoned, Sold For Scrap; 'It's Just Very Infuriating'"The city to do that, with no regards to who that vehicle belonged to, is sickening. It’s absolutely sickening," Lisandra Velez said.
2 Investigators: Chicago’s Garbage Problem; Thousands Waiting For Trash CartsSomething stinks in Chicago. Thousands of residents are waiting for garbage carts, some since late last year.
Snow Is Gone, So 'Dibs' Is Done; City To Clear Away MarkersLast week, city officials warned they would begin clearing away “dibs” markers beginning Monday.
Waukegan Declares Snow EmergencyThe Waukegan Police Department issued a snow emergency Sunday morning until further notice.
Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts FridayPeople parking illegally face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of up to $20 a day.
Mayor Emanuel Satisfied With City's Response To SnowfallMayor Emanuel said he wanted to thank the men and women of the Department of Streets and Sanitation for handling the snowfall and making sure more than 200 trucks were on the city streets.
City Searching For Ways To Protect Garbage Carts From Hungry RodentsMany of the city’s garbage carts have proven no match for hungry squirrels, raccoons, and rats in search of an easy meal.
Chicago Can No Longer Use Dry Ice To Kill RatsThe city has been fielding more complaints about rats, as its had to refrain from using dry ice, a method that suffocates and kills rodents.
Chicago Has A More Effective Method For Removing GraffitiThe city of Chicago upgraded it’s fleet of graffiti trucks with eight new vehicles and now uses citric acid to remove the drawings.
City Deploys Salt Spreaders As Forecasters Warn Of Freezing RainThe Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 210 trucks to salt the city’s main streets and Lake Shore Drive early Thursday as forecasters warn of freezing rain across the Chicago area.