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Sending a Message: The First Budget From Mayor Emanuel

Joe Moreno | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Mayor Emanuel's first budget will be tough pill for many people to swallow. But Chicago has been sick for a long time... It's time for us to start taking our medicine.

Change In Trash Collection Could Erode Classic Chicago Politics

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

The method by which the city of Chicago collects garbage seems like the most esoteric of municipal concerns. But the debate over the possible shift to...

BEYOND BROKE: Garbage Pickup Only Every 10 Days?

Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

Trash removal costs a pretty penny for Chicago residents, so one alderman's idea to trim the city's budget allocation to the service should not come a...

City Garbage Crews, Pickups May Get Downsized

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans have grown accustomed to soup-to-nuts garbage collection services that would be the envy of many suburbs. But, those salad days may be comi...

New Truck Allowing For Deeper Garbage Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley wants to shrink the size of 80 more garbage collection crews -- to one laborer on a truck instead of two. But he might not stop there. T...

Chicago's Cost-Cutting Ideas

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If too many cooks spoil the broth, the solution to Chicago's budget crisis will be one spoiled stew. Aldermen, union leaders and civic watchdogs are ...