A reader wrote in to tell us about a problem they have had at Aster Play Lot (4637 N. Kenmore) for over 4 years. A light has been burned out that long, as you can see in the pic on the left, and countless calls to 311 have yielded zilch. At a CAPS meeting 2 years ago, someone from the city even promised to get through the "barriers" and get this light fixed. No such luck.
Now we call on you, good readers of Uptown Update. Flood the alderman's office with calls asking why our children have to play in the dark, especially in this time of heightened criminal activity. Do 46th ward officials care about the safety of children playing in Aster Play Lot? Time will tell.