Recovering Pothole Damage

Wow! I can’t believe it. 15 months after the incident, the City of Chicago is going to pay me $173 for my tire that blew out on a giant pothole which was cleverly placed on a highway exit ramp.

As I mentioned in a previous post, there are ways to submit claims to the City of Chicago for damage sustained from one of the many potholes decorating our streets. I had tried this back in March of 2008 but basically gave up any hope of recovering my loss after waiting months for a response. Well…the response came in the mail yesterday:

“the Committte on Finance hereby offers the sum of $173.00 to settle the above-captioned claim. Final settlement is subject to City Council approval.”

Geez. Chicago is going to hold a city council meeting to discuss my pothole claim.

I guess if you can’t fix the potholes you can always pay for the damage.

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