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Streets and Sanitation

Streets and Sanitation
Streets and Sanitation

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Citywide

‘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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

Almost 250 Cars Towed During 1st Night Of Winter Parking Ban

The ban is in place until April 1.

Downtown

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Downtown

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore