The 2018 budget will add five more rodent control crews—for a total of 30—and provide $500,000 in additional funding to purchase more garbage carts.
Mobile cameras are being used to catch people who illegally dump tires, construction debris and other waste around the city.
Also, now that the EPA has signed off on dry ice, the city will start using it again to control the burgeoning rat population in Chicago parks.
Charles Williams had been free since late June on $4,500 bond on a gun trafficking charge. A judge Wednesday revoked bond but blasted prosecutors.
Charles Williams was charged last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. On Wednesday, a judge ordered him released on a $4,500 bond.
Residential and commercial high-rises may soon start paying through the nose for violating Chicago’s 20-year-old recycling requirement.
A Rauner vs. Pritzker race could be especially awkward for Diana Rauner as Pritzker is a national leader in early childhood education.
Waste Management will simplify the rules by asking 1,400 Southeast Side homeowners to recycle only three categories of items: paper, metal and glass.
Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams said he’s bracing for 16 more inches of snow this winter with a November that “will turn on us.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is resurrecting the stand-alone bureau charged with running the city’s war on rats.
Fines as high as $5,000 per offense for buildings that don’t recycle were approved Wednesday over the strenuous objections of building owners.
A plan to get tough on residential and commercial high-rises ignoring Chicago’s 20-year-old recycling requirement was re-written on the fly on Monday.
Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams on Monday renewed calls for finding dog owners who don’t cleanup after pets even in their yards.