Chicago motorists file 5,179 vehicle damage claims linked to potholes
City drivers filed 5,179 complaints that their cars were damaged by potholes this year.
That’s twice as many claims as the last four years combined.
The city paid out $387,928 for pothole damages and claims that are still coming in, after last year’s brutal winter.
That’s part of the reason why Mayor Emanuel is looking for an increase in taxes at city parking lots.
The money will help raise the $10 million needed to double the round-the-clock crews to patch potholes and repair streets.