Pothole problems anger Chicago drivers

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Chicago residents are growing angry about all of the potholes dotting the city’s streets.

The combination of heavy snowfall and cold temperatures are creating the perfect recipe for potholes.

More than 20 crews are busy trying to fill all of the potholes. Mayor Emanuel’s office announced on Friday crews will be on the street every day of the week during the winter. City Hall also said a weekend shift will start one week earlier than usual. But, that’s not fast enough for many taxpayers.

“You pay your tax dollars, you expect reasonable portion of, you know, some reciprocity. It just simply doesn’t come. You know, you spend all this money on these cars, you spend all this money in taxes. There’s just no relief. (inaudible) And I’m very disappointed with our government,” said one driver.

“Terrible. Rahm, do something about these potholes. Taxes for them to be done,” said another driver.

The Mayor’s office claims crews have filled more than 15,000 potholes so far in 2014. In 2013, crews filled 625,000 potholes.

Mayor Emanuel will thank pothole crews for their hard work Friday afternoon at Taylor and Aberdeen.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.

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  • Trudy Schuld

    Its a joke that we are asked to call 311 in regards to potholes or any other issue.
    Have you tried to get thru to 311? No one answers the calls and if you do get someone to answer it’s after it was ringing for 5 minutes.
    What a joke

  • Enrique

    Your taxes go to pre-existing obligations. Primarily pensions and government worker wages part of which are mandated union dues deductions. What’s more important potholes and streetlights or keeping your voting base content?

  • Kathy Donahue

    Does anyone know the address and where to get the forms for the City of Chicago to reimburse for damaged tires due to the Potholes!!! This has been the worse year for potholes ever in the City of Chicago!!! Time to get these morons out of office and put someone who cares about the middle class!!!