Today as I was driving home, through the alley to my garage, it occurred to me that there was backtop patch in the alley! It had been fixed! I actually yelled, laughed, and hollered all at once. :-) (See the blog post above this one for more on the crater that was eating the alley).
I went back to examine and take photos, and I saw that there was still a muddy ditch next to their patch. Why didn’t they finish? Also that big piece of metal that sticks out menacing my tires is still there too. I took a good photo of it in the post above this one. Hmmmm. So, it’s a victory for civic involvement, for calling in issues to 311 and organizing neighbors and getting them to call. But is it a total victory? What do you think? I will say it is easier to navigate than before, and a ditch with a metal tooth is better than a growing crater with a metal tooth. Thanks for calling 311, and for “liking” my facebook post. Yay for Chicagoans who take action!