Streets and Sans News

Tree branches versus cars in Bucktown and Wicker Park

Date: 
07/07/2012
JawRemov

Cars versus falling tree branches were in fashion in Bucktown and Wicker Park this last week.

Blue Cart Recycling expanding in the area

Date: 
03/02/2012
SuaveBrink

The City of Chicago has signed a seven-year contract with Waste Management to collect recyclables in the blue carts in regions 1, 3 and 6 (links show map and schedule),

Blue cart recycling 2012 schedule set

Date: 
01/20/2012

For all the areas who have the Blue Cart program in place, here is the place to check the 2012 schedule.

If you are new to the area, here are the materials covered in this program

City establishes website and programs to ease challenges of surviving snow in the City

Date: 
01/13/2012
SnowShovel

With the reality of 2012 winter including snow, there is that whole list of dos and don'ts you possibly don't remember. Mayor Emmanuel is trying to help by putting information at your fingertips.

Curb replacement continues into November on Damen and Division

Date: 
10/11/2011
PierceDamen

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be replacing curbs and ramps along Damen Ave. from Pierce to Division as well as along Division, east and west of Damen.

North Avenue resurfacing is state project to complete by October

Date: 
08/06/2011
MoveOVer

Scheduled to be worked on between June and September, North Avenue resurfacing project, starting at Milwaukee and east to near Clark, was begun some time before 8 a.m., Wed. Aug. 3.

Trenchless sewer rehabilitation comes to a street near you

Date: 
08/06/2011
Hector

Saving massive amounts of money and providing less disruption to people and streets, Chicago began a sewer rehabilitation project

City crews dug deep to locate source of water in 2000 block of W. Pierce

Date: 
07/15/2011
Bandaid

It took crews most of the day to locate and repair a water leak in the 2000 block of West Pierce on Thursday, blocking the street west of Damen.

Multiple ward pot holes and lights updates

Date: 
05/05/2011
PotHole

While we know that in Chicago our two seasons on the roads are winter and construction, our street challenges include street resurfacing and pot holes.

Be a good neighbor….shovel and nominate businesses that clean their walks

Date: 
01/11/2011
SnowShovel

Safety and ease of traveling in the city is crucial for everyone from the young to the elderly. This applies to residential as well as commercial sidewalks. You can reward neighbors by thanking them for their good-neighbor acts and you can nominate businesses that work at being a good neighbor.

Snow can be physically dangerous for you and others and a financial hit to your pocket

Date: 
12/03/2010
SnowShovel

Snow covered sidewalks can be a hazardous to everyone of any age.  But, this is particularly true for seniors, families with strollers and the disabled.

Construction continues on Damen and Cortland

Date: 
11/19/2010

Old water main replacement continues in the 1800 - 1900 block on north Damen byWater Dept. and private contractors. They work in stages replacing then testing for any problems before fully restoring usage.

New trees planted on Wolcott

Date: 
11/02/2010
TreesOnWolcott

During the Halloween celebration at Commercial Park on Saturday, there were several trucks along Wolcott. The sidewalk along the basketball court was concrete from the fence to the street.

As people completed the costume parade along Rice St., trees were planted in new squares where concrete once resided.

In appropriate dumping costs everyone except the dumpers

Date: 
09/17/2010
Trash

Behind two buildings in the 1300 W. block of Armitage Ave., a ten foot high mound of disgusting trash provided a place for rats to forage.