Sunday, January 01, 2006

The South Side Gets Screwed! Holiday Edition

To mark the New Year, Citizen Cain is launching the first of an occasional exclusive series—the South Side Gets Screwed!  This series will be of special interest to our Chicago readers, and will document instances in which Chicago’s glorious South Side doesn’t get a fair deal, whether from City government, the media, national retail chains, Cubs fans, or anyone else.

For our first installment, we will consider Christmas Tree Recycling.  The Chicago Park District web site offers six locations where Chicago residents can recycle their Christmas trees on January 7.  And where are all six?  You guessed it—the North Side.  In fact, the recycling location that is furthest south is on Fullerton Ave, which is 2400 North, a good 15 miles from much of the South Side.  If the Park District can afford only six tree recycling sites, wouldn’t you think that they might have thought to put at least a couple on the South Side?  Afraid not.  The South Side Gets Screwed!

Please feel welcome to e-mail me with additional examples.  Remember to use as your subject line—The South Side Gets Screwed!    

UPDATE POSTED HERE—ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL FOR THE SOUTH SIDE.
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