A reader writes about a serious problem that we've noticed as well:
I'm a big fan of the blog and this is my first time writing in.
I'm writing you guys in concerns of the corner of 13th/Wabash. Every single day at least one car flies through that stop sign. I have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years now and I have come close to being hit multiple times. At first I thought it was a coincidence, but now that I have relocated to that corner, my window has a perfect vantage point of the intersection.
This is clearly a huge problem, and I know I'm not the only who has witnessed this. Next time you, or anyone is headed to Jewel-Osco just watch for a second and you are guaranteed to see at least one car come barreling past Roosevelt, only to slam on the breaks at the last possible second.
I hope you guys can help. Thanks!
This is definitely something we've noticed. Not sure if a speed bump is the answer or if a blinking stop sign, but it's a valid point.
The alderman is pretty responsive to issues around the neighborhood, so feel free to email him about this issue. Here is his email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Like we said not sure what the answer is, but hopefully something can be done to avoid an unnecessary tragedy.