Business owners, residents worry over falling rusty light poles


CHICAGO (CBS) — We have learned of two a lot more mild poles that have toppled more than in a windy 48 several hours across the city.

Bringing the grand full to at the very least 5 and bringing taxpayers to their wits’ finish.

CBS2’s Tim McNicholas described from Sheffield and Armitage with what occurred.

“This was on the ground.”

Amy Helgren says she considered she’d listened to a automobile accident Thursday afternoon. She stepped outside the house and observed this exterior her kid’s garments retailer on this chaotic section of Armitage.

“We just appeared at just about every other like, thank goodness that it fell that way, and nobody was on the sidewalk going for walks, could have been a good deal worse,” Helgren mentioned.  

Just a few blocks away at Armitage and Halsted, a pole crashed down on to a auto early yesterday early morning. And we’ve identified at least 3 other fallen poles in Chicago considering that Wednesday.

Luckily, no one particular was hurt.

“It hardly ever would have happened to me, strolling down the avenue, that I would have to worry about a mild pole falling on a man or woman.”  

A neighboring organization operator states he’s fearful about the don and tear on this pole just feet away. And he is not the only one with his eye on poles that have not fallen nonetheless.

Cicero Chimbanda is a jogger who’s anxious about these rusty poles in between the 100 and 300 blocks of South Lake Shore Travel.

“You really don’t wanna have something, specially with the wind. It’s a windy town so you wanna make guaranteed things are risk-free,” he mentioned.

And he’s not the only one particular whose observed.

The city’s personal info from an audit performed a several many years in the past displays fears about at the very least 8 mild poles on the 300 block of South Lake Shore — yet there are nevertheless rusty poles in the spot.

We termed the office of Alderman Brendan Reilly and an aid explained to us they asked the Section of Transportation again in February to inspect and replace rusty poles throughout the ward.

They’re still ready on an update.

“I search at this and I say, which is just a make any difference of time,” Chimbanda explained.  

Back again on Armitage, organization entrepreneurs would like the metropolis to verify on these light poles as well.

We have achieved out to the Division of Transportation Friday to check with about the fallen pole and the ones on Lake Shore Travel — but we have not read back. 


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