A reader sends us photos of the messy and overflowing (to put it mildly) dumpsters in the alley behind 4730 Winthrop. Dumpsters like this send out the message: "Hey, rats! Good eatin' here! Good hiding places, too!" It doesn't matter how many times the City baits the alley if overflowing dumpsters like this exist.
"The irony here is that on the dumpsters, it says they belong to 'Chicago Health Outreach'! The garbage has been there for two days and the block shouldn't have to put up with such a disgusting mess. Other residents have experienced $200 fines from Streets and San for just having their dumpster propped open a little (cited as 'over-flowing'). I'd like someone to follow up to see if 4730 Winthrop actually gets a fine and if so, if they actually have to PAY it."
We at Uptown Update suggest that neighbors use the 311 City Service Request (linked on the right) to report this problem. Because we agree, no block should have to put up with a health hazard like that.