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Potholes are a serious business in Chicago, especially after several years when it seems little if any funds were allocated to fixing them. The Chicago Tribune has recently run several stories covering the pothole situation--225,000 of them were apparently repaired over the winter, but it requires many more workers than one might expect to fill even one. Nothing much helps, though, when it's your street on which the potholes seemingly meet to become one car-width, street-long hole.
At that point, humor has to take over, with reports from the past of do-it-yourselfers, or a New York highway supervisor filling one with salad, or a cartoonist's view of the potholed streetscape.