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Chicagoans encouraged to participate in ‘Potholepalooza’

Lollapalooza isn’t until August, but this weekend, you can take part in the first ever “Potholepalooza.”

The Department of Transportation is calling on Chicagoans to report as many street potholes as you can.

If you see a pothole, there are a number of ways to report it:

So far, crews have filled nearly 250,000 potholes this year.

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5 Comments to “Chicagoans encouraged to participate in ‘Potholepalooza’”

    RToz said:
    April 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    If these potholes were fixed the right way then it would be problem solved for an extended period of time. Instead most often just dump some loose asphalt / gravel material in the pothole and tamp it down, passing vehicles finish the job. I cannot believe there is no better technology – materials – methods of effectively repairing potholes so that repairs last. Unless of course if you really fix it the first time then you can't keep coming back to do it over and over again which provides employment, use of materials and equipment, and continues the cycle. When the streets are totally repaved a quality job is done, until of course shortly thereafter when all manner of others (gas-electric-sewer.cable, etc.) rip them up again and when finished do a 2nd rate (at best) job of patching up the damage they have done. Is it the unavoidable weather,wear and tear, other damage or the way it's handled – or not?

    keeping real said:
    April 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    how would you except the city from steal money from tax payers!!! nothing but smoke and mirrors for the public!!!

    Enrique said:
    April 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    The more money they scam us out of, the more potholes we wind up with. All in the name of government infrastructure jobs, jobs, jobs. It’s the fleecing of the taxpayer by the guvmint.

    Jackie Treehorn said:
    April 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Like my momma used to tell me, mo potholes mo problems!

      Larry S said:
      April 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      Ha my momma used to say that too!!

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