Added Mar 06 2014
I have seen my fair share of winter seasons as a life-long Chicagoan but never before have the potholes been this bad. Seems to me like this city-wide issue coincided with private companies getting the job(s) that once belonged to Streets & Sanitation.
("What's big and blue and sleeps six?"), went the old joke, but at least our streets didn't look like the surface of the moon.
I know for a fact that Ashland Blvd. between Pratt and Devon was resurfaced pretty recently and it already looks terrible. Are these private contractors short-pouring the asphalt? What city department is in charge of oversight for these companies and the work they do?