Chicago’s Pothole Plague: How the city is tackling the problem with potholes head on

By Sharon Delavega & Brenden Miranda

For decades, Chicago streets have been plagued by potholes located on just about every cross street imaginable.

The issue only gets worse for the city during the winter months, where the city has seen a 20% increase in pothole complaints from the past year, according to city data. And some of them still haven’t been repaired almost a year after reporting, which has the city looking at making changes to its repair process.

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Quinn: MAP Grants critical for low-income students

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

 

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

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