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Illinois State Law Requires Drivers to Stop Whenever a Pedestrian Has Entered a Crosswalk

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Urbanized Melodrama
Urbanized Melodrama

Have you noticed those newish stop signs at crosswalks? Cars apparently keep running them over…

The stop signs have been installed citywide at 220 locations since mid-2012 to increase compliance with a 2010 state law requiring drivers to stop whenever a pedestrian has entered a crosswalk.

The law amended a previously existing law, which safety officials considered vague, requiring drivers only to yield to pedestrians. It also applies to all intersections across Illinois, sign or no sign.

More than 3,000 accidents and an average of 30 pedestrian deaths a year in the city are caused by vehicles hitting people, according to the Chicago Police Department. This year’s death toll is 29, authorities said Friday.

Chicago police officers issued 1,933 tickets to drivers who violated the must-stop law during 86 enforcement stings this year at intersections where pedestrian crashes have occurred or where the public has complained about drivers failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, police said Friday.

In the enforcement operations, a plainclothes officer attempts to cross at a crosswalk. Drivers who fail to stop are pursued by squad cars and issued $120 tickets.

(click here to continue reading Most stop-for-pedestrian signs hit by cars, city data shows – Chicago Tribune.)

To be honest, I missed the fact that this law has changed. And when I’m a pedestrian, I think most Chicago drivers missed that the law changed too…

Seriously, if the police start really enforcing this law, they could easily do nothing but write tickets all day and all night. Many cars speed up if you step foot in a crosswalk, few slow down, fewer stop. I walk the city streets a lot, in many different neighborhoods, in my quest to photograph everything interesting at least once, and I can count the times a car stopped for me in a crosswalk on my left hand. Not many times, in other words.

Wanderer And Shadow
Wanderer And Shadow

 

Written by Seth Anderson

November 24th, 2014 at 10:32 am

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1105 W Fulton Might Be A Medical Cannabis Dispensary

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I Think I Saw It On Fulton Street
I Think I Saw It On Fulton Street.

Interesting. And a block from the big Sterling Bay rehab of the Fulton Market Cold Storage building, set to be a regional headquarters for Google, Inc., et al…

Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals to set up in various neighborhoods, touting their security and financial plans.

Perry Mandera, owner of a Near North Side strip club called VIP’s, A Gentleman’s Club, got the go-ahead for a permit to operate a cannabis dispensary in the meatpacking area of the West Town neighborhood, at 1105 W. Fulton Market.

The approval came despite opposition from three area residents who live around Fulton Market and said they worried about safety because of cash pickups at the dispensary, and additional congestion because of the heavy truck traffic and limited parking available near where Mandera wants to operate.

(click here to continue reading Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park – Chicago Tribune.)

Of course, the licensing has not yet been granted to anyone in Illinois, as far as I know. 

Greater Fulton Market
Greater Fulton Market

I probably have a photo from this specific block of Fulton somewhere, but am too lazy to find at the moment.

Written by Seth Anderson

November 22nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Some Will Come and Some Will Surely Go was uploaded to Flickr

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South Loop, Chicago

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I took Some Will Come and Some Will Surely Go on November 30, 2013 at 04:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 22, 2014 at 03:03PM

Written by eggplant

November 22nd, 2014 at 10:15 am

Lean on The Wind was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Lean on The Wind on December 08, 2013 at 12:27PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 22, 2014 at 03:09PM

Written by eggplant

November 22nd, 2014 at 10:15 am

side Doorway to Joseph Theurer House was uploaded to Flickr

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blue toned wash added in Photoshop.

sometimes called the Joseph Theurer and Philip K. Wrigley House.

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I took side Doorway to Joseph Theurer House on October 09, 2011 at 06:58PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 13, 2014 at 05:00PM

Written by eggplant

November 13th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Been An Outcast All Her Life was uploaded to Flickr

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South Pond, Lincoln Park

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I took Been An Outcast All Her Life on October 11, 2014 at 06:53PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 13, 2014 at 03:09PM

Written by eggplant

November 13th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Spooky was uploaded to Flickr

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Sculpture, West Loop

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I took Spooky on October 31, 2014 at 06:47PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 01, 2014 at 04:01PM

Written by eggplant

November 1st, 2014 at 10:53 am

Grand Is The Seen Light was uploaded to Flickr

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Sun setting, Goose Island, Chicago

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I took Grand Is The Seen Light on October 26, 2014 at 05:51PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 27, 2014 at 10:05PM

Written by eggplant

October 27th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I Heard You Sigh was uploaded to Flickr

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Rain, Chicago at night

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I took I Heard You Sigh on October 13, 2014 at 08:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 23, 2014 at 08:46PM

Written by eggplant

October 23rd, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Harmlessly Passing Your Time was uploaded to Flickr

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Rain, Lake Street.

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I took Harmlessly Passing Your Time on October 13, 2014 at 10:10PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 15, 2014 at 06:02AM

Written by eggplant

October 15th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Bill Davies Folly was uploaded to Flickr

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Well, maybe folly too strong a word. But he’s owned the Old Chicago Main Post Office on Van Buren for five years, and it can’t be cheap to maintain, pay taxes on, etc.

Latest news is that Sterling Bay has withdrawn from the development.

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I took Bill Davies Folly on April 25, 2014 at 07:29PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 10, 2014 at 02:33AM

Early Morning, Cold El animated GIF

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An animated GIF created in Photoshop CS6, with photographs from Hipstamatic’s new “burst” option.1

Early Morning El
Early-Morning-El.gif

Footnotes:
  1. apologies to The Who’s Early Morning, Cold Taxi []

Written by Seth Anderson

October 8th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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In The Midst Of It was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took In The Midst Of It on October 06, 2014 at 10:06AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 06, 2014 at 03:41PM

Written by eggplant

October 6th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

“If I See A Mule Run Away With The World” was uploaded to Flickr

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“I’m just gonna tell him to go head on"

Phil takes a nap in Union Park, West Loop

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I took “If I See A Mule Run Away With The World” on September 05, 2014 at 03:03PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 08, 2014 at 12:18AM

Written by eggplant

September 7th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Not Expressed By Light Alone was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop sunset

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I took Not Expressed By Light Alone on January 11, 2012 at 05:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 20, 2014 at 06:47PM

Written by eggplant

August 20th, 2014 at 12:11 pm