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.
Switch To Grid-Based Trash Collection Saved City $30 MillionAfter the city switched from ward-based garbage collection to a grid system in 2012, the Department of Streets and Sanitation kept looking for more potential inefficiencies.
Northwest Suburbs Hit Hard With Snow, Residents Are Trying To Keep UpSome of the harder hit communities in the area are in the north and northwest suburbs with snowfall totals of 4 inches or more.
Streets And Sanitation Enter Phase 3, With 287 Snow Plows On StreetsThe city has upgraded its snow-fighting plan to a Phase Three, putting 287 plows on the streets.