Dec 28 2011

Updated Feb 28

City Wasting Money

So I just noticed today at Western and Jackson, and the few blocks surrounding, the city put in paving stones for the crosswalks.

That's in addition to the medians on western that they are building in that area.

Does this anger anyone other than me? Seriously the city is cash strapped for money, they are raising fees on everything they can. And then they put in paving stones for crosswalks?

That, and the medians. What a waste of money. Completely unnecessary. It really angers me that our tax dollars are being spent that way when the city is in such financial trouble.

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    It will be interesting to see how the city handles this problem.

  • Taras Hryniw A Resident on a Mission

    It's called the city is wasting it's money. I started this thread. Am I surprised? Absolutely not!

    Stop living in a fantasy land and come to terms with the fact that those medians get trashed and ran into. Of course, I could live in the fantasy that someone downtown will...

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    It's called the city is wasting it's money. I started this thread. Am I surprised? Absolutely not!

    Stop living in a fantasy land and come to terms with the fact that those medians get trashed and ran into. Of course, I could live in the fantasy that someone downtown will get a grip and have those things ripped up and stop putting them in for good, but a more realistic viewpoint is that nothing will change and the city will continue to waste money on it, as I know people won't stop running into it any time soon.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 25

Gurgling water

Came home last night around 930/10 and there was some major work being done on Erie, east of leavitt. After getting home all my faucets, toilet and dishwasher included gurgled like crazy and the water was initially brown.

Anyone else have this happen? It could be the vent but thought it was all too coincidental with what I think is ground drilling.

Does anyone also know what they're doing? There was house construction happening further east on the same block but not sure if this is related.

  • L B

    This happened on my street (Thomas) a few weeks ago. I noticed them doing some underground work at the end of the street. I called 311 and they looked at some reports and came back to tell me that they had to turn off the water due to drilling. The...

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    This happened on my street (Thomas) a few weeks ago. I noticed them doing some underground work at the end of the street. I called 311 and they looked at some reports and came back to tell me that they had to turn off the water due to drilling. The gurgling and brown water is a result of them turning the water back on. They told me you have to let the water run for at least a half hour to get it back to normal. PS there was no "heads-up" that they were even turning off the water. And with my luck I had a load of laundry in the washer. Gross!

  • This was likely due to water main break. Run your water for 30 minutes to an hour and the air and rusty water should work itself out of your plumbing

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