|At least two blocks of Halsted went without streetlights during the|
mayhem that followed June 29th's Pride Parade. We reported the issue
to Alderman Tom Tunney's office and they had the problem fixed
within 24 hours.
Today, we have a compliment to share.
Before you get alarmed, this really, really is us. The blog has not been hijacked.
|A flyer distributed to Boystown doorsteps in the days|
before Pride Sunday encouraged residents to drive away
criminals by leaving porch lights illuminated.
We sent Tunney's office an email and they had the lights fixed within a day. The next night, we found the street lights out on Halsted at Belmont. Again, Tunney's office had the problem fixed within a day.
Wednesday afternoon, a reader who lives along Belmont Avenue emailed us to say that he reported a block of darkened street lights to Tunney's office and his report, too, had been quickly handled.
We encourage you to report streetlight outages to the alderman's office. While we have some doubts about the effectiveness of porch lights in the grand scheme of things, street lighting is important.
Thanks to Erin and the rest of Alderman Tunney's staff for their quick action on these outages.