CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports work will soon begin on construction of a $20 million annex for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, in the 600 block of West Kemper Place.
During construction, that block of Kemper Place will be closed for use as a playground, and traffic will be diverted into the alley between Kemper and Belden Avenue.
“I’m very concerned. Using an alley as a through-street is just a horrible idea. Not to mention kids in the street. I mean, kids have to play in the street for recess,” said David Gaito, who lives across the street.