It was with a feeling of inevitability and disappointment that we spotted an ancient ripped community banner and weedy Christmas decorations attached to a light pole at the northwest corner of Lawrence and Clark. Yes, Christmas wreaths in July, and a banner so tattered that it wraps in a knot around the pole.
But when we got a closer look, we realized that the banner started with "Ra..." Not "Up..." Ravenswood! Not Uptown!
It's so rare that we get to feel like we have superior streetscaping to any of our North Side neighbors. So allow us a brief moment of Schadenfreude. They don't happen often.