Streets and Sanitation
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Streets And Sanitation Ward Boss Caught Using Anti-Semitic Slur On Voicemail To Resident, Inspector General Says
The superintendent reached out to a resident about city services and forgot to hang up the phone after leaving a voice mail, according to a city report. He retired before officials planned to fire him.
Streets And San Worker Chased, Threatened Person Who Took Photo Of Their City Car In A Bike Lane, Inspector General Says
"I'm going to follow you home," the Streets and Sanitation employee said to a citizen who took a picture of his car in the bike lane. "Let's see where you live."
West Siders Are Planning A Beautification Campaign To Make Lawndale Litter-Free
Residents are strategizing ways to remove existing litter and urge people to stop throwing trash on streets and sidewalks.
Edgewater 100% Affordable Development Could Replace Streets & San Depot On Broadway, Alderman Says
A prominent nonprofit developer wants to buy the Street and Sanitation yard on Broadway and replace it with more than 80 affordable units.
Aldermen Decry City’s Year-Long Tree Trimming Backlog: ‘I Can’t Say It Enough — Forestry, Forestry, Forestry’
Streets and Sanitation leaders also revealed the city's dismal recycling rate remained flat at 8 or 9 percent.
A ‘Dramatic Increase In Graffiti’ Seen Along Expressways And CTA Stations Reflects Badly On The City, Residents Say
Graffiti reports are up 30 percent in Chicago, and crews are struggling to keep up with removing it.
Did You Lose A Tree In The Rogers Park Tornado? Here’s How To Get It Replaced
The city is looking for tenants or owners in the path of the tornado who would be willing to care for replacement trees.
April Showers Bring Ticketing Hour: Check Your Block’s Street Sweeping Schedule Here
Street sweeping resumes Thursday. Avoid a $60 ticket by staying on top of your block's sweeping schedule.
‘Dibs’ Will Be Picked Up, Thrown Out By City Garbage Crews Starting Tuesday
Residents should remove their chairs, cones and other objects to prevent them being thrown away, according to Streets and Sanitation.
This Is Why Chicago Doesn’t Plow Alleys
Chicago's alleys are jammed with more than 3 feet of snow, but plows are not coming to the rescue.
If More Snow Falls Tuesday Night, Side-Street Plowing Will Have To Wait, City Warns
The city doesn't plow alleys — but they will have garbage trucks "tracking" the alleys to create paths, officials said.
Under Fire For Not Enforcing Private Recycling At Multi-Unit Buildings, Streets And San Boss Happy To Pass Off The Work
Streets and Sanitation is required to make sure owners of buildings with five or more units hire private waste haulers, a job the department's commissioner said he "wouldn't object" to kicking to another branch within the city.
Chicago Failing To Enforce Recycling Rules In Big Buildings, Businesses — And Has Abysmal Results To Show For It, Watchdog Says
The city “makes no attempt" to identify big building owners who don't offer recycling, even though more than 40 percent of Chicagoans live in high-density buildings, the inspector general said.
Less Than 9% Of Chicago’s Waste Is Recycled, But City Isn’t Giving Up On Private Firms Despite Abysmal Record
The city hopes a new contract can prod private recycling companies to improve their track record.
Almost 250 Cars Towed During 1st Night Of Winter Parking Ban
The ban is in place until April 1.
Andersonville Neighbors Can Weigh In On City’s Plan To Remove Trees At ‘Front Porch’ Meetings Monday Night
As century-old water and sewer lines are replaced, some of the area's 75-year-old trees are in jeopardy.
75-Year-Old Trees In Andersonville Could Come Down As City Replaces Water Lines — And Neighbors Aren’t Happy
As the city works to replace century-old water and sewer lines, trees must come down, the water department says. But neighbors say more can be done to avoid the chop.
It’s ‘Ridiculous’ For Residents To Wait Months For New Garbage Cans From City, Aldermen Say
Streets and Sanitation will start delivering garbage cans on Saturdays to address its long backlog of requests.
More Than 14,000 Chicagoans Waiting For Garbage Cans As City Tackles Backlog
The city is trying to get rid of the backlog, but families have had to wait months for a new garbage can.