1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 3:28 PM

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 3:30 PM

Please do, happens too often in the summer! I also live on Manor.

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 3:36 PM

Maybe the police will give you a spike strip

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 4:13 PM

Possibly a ticket for reckless driving but I don't know

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 4:29 PM

Definitely call the police. Even if they can't do anything with the video, they can step up patrols in the area. It helps around here when they stop a few people for blowing off our stop signs.

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 4:48 PM

I called the police a few times last year as we had the same problem on Dee Road. The guy who runs the traffic unit actually called me back and talked to me about it. Great guy! (Though I forget his name off hand). He said just call them, every-time it's happening. Regrettably every time it happens they are long gone before a partrol car comes by. No idea if there is a legal recourse on video taping it. The real interesting part of the conversation was about speed humps. My issue about dee road was more that people short cut-down dee to get off of greenwood, and then whip up side streets where there are kids particularly between 4-7 - rush hour. I've seen kids have almost been hit, and I've nearly had my car door torn off a few times with people going twice the speed limit around a blind corner. Though Chicago uses 'speed humps' to stop this (and make the noise you're talking about more difficult as you can't go far to build up speed), there is some in rooted controversy in Park Ridge involving the public works department - that prohibits installing speed humps. He wouldn't give me the details, and at the time I didn't dig. But I don't get the reasoning.

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 4:48 PM

I think you need to ca ch the license plate on the video and they'll be facing a felony.

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1 month ago on 04/15/2017 at 7:53 PM

Park on the street a little bit further out to choke the traffic. simple

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1 month ago on 04/17/2017 at 11:31 AM

What about a boulevard design for the center of the road? Elevated center run with landscaping?

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1 month ago on 04/19/2017 at 7:49 AM

Or depressed middle for a rain garden, to help alleviate local flooding.

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1 month ago on 04/19/2017 at 1:47 PM

This comes up all the time from neighborhoods across town. I have looked into it when it was first brought up by 2nd Ward residents to me. Park Ridge long ago moved away from using speed humps for several reasons that have been provided by Public Works to me and other aldermen repeatedly. Some of these include increased liability to the city for damage to cars, potential damage to city plows and snow removal vehicles etc. Speed bumps also seem to have become less popular and increasingly abandoned by municipalities in general who have sought other traffic control measures. For us locally I would say the best bet is to work with the PD and set up a traffic enforcement area. It is currently being carried out on Parkside and Burton. The police, for a limited time period, increase monitoring and traffic stops for an area they have deemed appropriate due to higher incidents of violations. I can work with the chief to make Manor one of them. We have seen violations decrease substantially when that happens but then again it is a temporary measure. I welcome other ideas.

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