The Chicago Stumbler

Open Issues: 86 Closed Issues: 448 Acknowledged Issues: 60
Watching issues created after: 2013-06-17

Part of The Red Line Project, The Chicago Stumbler highlights some of Chicago's worst sidewalks. Report a sidewalk problem here with a photo, and we'll feature it at http://chicagostumbler.tumblr.com, with credit to you.

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  • 1428 E. 57th Street Chicago/Cook, IL - Hyde Park
    The northwest corner of the intersection of Blackstone Ave. & 57th Street turns into a small lake, about 4 inches deep, whenever it rains or snow melts; then freezes over and creates a slipping hazard; last year at least one broken ankle occurred. The sewer drain does not accept the water and is more than likely broken. The water covers an area 10 feet across and children have to walk in the street to make it to the other side.
  • 3930 N Pine Grove Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    The Sidewalk along the west side of Pine Grove ave as well as the south side of Irving Park road west of Pine Grove is caving in and deteriorating along the property of Lake Park Plaza Condo Association. Water is ponding, covering the side walk sometimes for days after rain. The sidewalk is tilting towards the building so the water can never drain. This causes a sanitation hazard, a trip hazard, and a general safety hazard to pedestrians.
  • 4700 N Beacon Ave Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    Behind the building, there is a frequently leaking pipe that spills into the alley. It causes major problems with ice buildup. There are also pipes that leak right onto the Leland sidewalk, which also ices up. This causes problems with people and cars. There are slips and falls, and people with disabilities have a lot of trouble.
  • 728 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60661, USA - Near West Side
    This hole was cut into the sidewalk over one year ago. It is just west of 728 W. Jackson, where bridge over I-94 begins. No more work has been done on it. It is a tripping hazard on a route taken by many to Greektown.
  • Near West Side Chicago, IL, USA - Near West Side
    Sidewalk is missing.
  • 4949 N. Saint Louis Ave Chicago, Illinois - Albany Park
    The storm drain on the west side of the street where St. Louis Ave deadends at the Chicago River doesn't function. Last night, with only the east drain working at the end of the street where all the water from the street and alley flow we had standing water up to my waist and covering the street, parkway and sidewalks from the end of the street to the e/w alley.
  • 3411 W Foster Ave Chicago, Illinois - North Park
    3601 N Foster. This property appears to be unoccupied and is in very poor condition. Overgrown weeds, grass, and bushes are now obstructing sidewalk and making it difficult for cars exiting the alley to see pedestrians. This is unsightly and is a hazard.
  • 810 W. Montrose Chicago, IL - Chicago Ward 46
    As has happened in past winters, the owners of the abandoned Columbus Maryville Campus at Motrose and Clarendon have failed to adequately remove the snow on sidewalks adjacent to the property. Of particular concern is the stretch of Montrose west of Clarendon.
  • 920 N Elizabeth Chicago, IL - Chicago Ward 27

    numerous gang tags on the following areas/locations:

    1. garbage bins and dumpsters in alley that runs between Walton and Elizabeth streets (purple heart shapes, rival gangs tagging over each other)... alley runs behind st. Boniface church.

    2. tags on light poles from Augusta to Chicago avenues (noble to highway). in particular, the light pole on Elizabeth st. at alley between Chestnut and Walton

    3. numerous tags on abandoned church (fences, building, scaffolding) at 901 N. Noble (st. Boniface)

    4. gang tag on sidewalk near northeast corner of Eckhart Park (on south side of Chestnut street, across from 1302 W. Chestnut)

  • Snow removal Archived
    841 W Leland Ave Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    This property has not shoveled their sidewalk all year and it's nearly impossible to traverse.
  • 5617 S. Dorchester Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Hyde Park
    The manhole/storm drain which was installed last summer at the east side of the street by a private contractor for the city water main replacement along Dorchester Avenue has proven to be a drainage problem. The drain is located adjacent to curb cuts for driveways and drains so slowly that the sidewalk becomes impassible at times (there is no parkway along Dorchester, the sidewalk is immediately adjacent to the street) and has gotten to the point that the entire width of the street is flooded, overwhelming the drain on the west side of the street which is directly west of the the drain in question. The pitch to the drains is excellent unlike on Blackstone and 57th Street, the issue here is ease of clogs at the new drain and slow drainage after clearing it (I have cleared both drains frequently to hasten drainage during our recent storms). This was not a problem before the drain was modified.
  • 4630 North Beacon Street Chicago, IL 60640, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    4620 n beacon is constantly ignoring city ordinances and failing to shovel the sidewalk. Of course, the parking lot behind the lot is plowed well. I can't think of a finer reason for more city enforcement for next winter.