The city is adding 3 graffiti removal crews and 8 new chemical removal trucks to its existing fleet of 14 to keep response times to 3 to 5 days.
The new system will replace a 20-plus-year-old version that’s as old as the 911 center itself and “clearly past its time to be replaced.”
The decision validates a 2014 ordinance letting Uber and Lyft operate in Chicago without taxi medallions or other rules cab companies must follow.
Chicago’s 7-cents-a-bag tax on paper and plastic bags is driving consumer behavior in the right direction to reduce landfill costs.
The Justice Department took steps to strip Chicago and Cook County of grants as part of a drive to deny federal money to “sanctuary cities.”
Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said a decision on using “textalyzers” is “something the Police Department needs to weigh in on.”