There is a "manhole" on the sidewalk in front of the building at 216 W. 23rd St 60616 (Chinatown) which has a defective cover. It no longer stays or locks in place, and can easily be removed. If someone steps on it, it can allow their leg to fall through. A child can probably fit and fall completely into the hole. Tentants of the building have called in several times but nothing has been done.
There had been work being done on the water main at the Wabash & Cullerton intersection. They have dug up the road and it is covered with metal plates where the hole is. However, there has been no work done here in several weeks. In addition, there is construction material that has been on the street (it is blocked off by barricades, but it has just been sitting there). Is this work ever going to be finished?
The traffic levels during morning and evening rush hours make turning left from 18th Street to Clark Street very difficult. Left turn lanes are in place - is it possible to get left turn signals at the light?