So Tuesday night, I'm at this nice little Near South Planning Board neighborhood gathering at Zapatista's at 13th and Wabash. And I'm drinking a Corona and I start talking to my friend the local professional cartographer, who would rather be networking with the other guests and drumming up some map-making business for himself. And talk turns to the new ward re-map.
And he says he thought he'd seen it all. But now he's really seen it all. He told me that from his professional perspective, it appears that the great map-making geniuses who inhabit City Hall have split the River City condo complex
at Polk and Wells between two newly carved wards: the 4th and the 25th. And what's more, the dividing line may actually go right through tiers of condos. The result being that if you reside at River City, your kitchen and your bathroom, let's say, or your bedroom and your living room may well be in different wards. Unless the city re-mappers spot this craziness --and tinker with it and fix it before 2015.
I sure wish I'd known this little known fact before writing this column for the Chicago Journal
earlier in the week. But it was too late. But not too late to let you know the scoop today.
Here's hoping this gets fixed before River City bathrooms and bedrooms, for instance, start demanding that you take sides.
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