Now that's impressive. Gadling travel news website recently ran a story on The Worst Potholes In The World. Nine places, like Harare (Zimbabwe) and Colombo (Sri Lanka) are featured ... and Chicago gets two of the nine spots:
"Chicago is on par with many third world countries when it comes to road repairs. Not only does the city have 100's of miles of poorly maintained roads, they also lack the money/manpower/will/interest to repair them. The city keeps telling residents that they have crews working around the clock, but try telling that to the 1000's of people who need to buy new wheels for their car after hitting one of these monstrous holes. Chicago even has a special portion on their web site where drivers can file a claim for pothole damage."Take a look at the story here. It kind of makes our most annoying long-lasting Uptown pothole (seen above, right smack dab in the middle of the traffic lanes on the 5000 block of Marine Drive) seem maybe not so bad.