Waiting for the bus was getting just a bit too pleasant, so itâ€™s a good thing theÂ 46th Ward removed benches from at least three locations in Uptownâ€”an anonymous tipster told StreetsBlog that Alderman James Cappelmanâ€™s office apparently relieved several bus stops of their benches to prevent loitering. Thatâ€™s the same Cappelman accused earlier this year of waging a â€œwar on the poorâ€ for pressuring the Salvation Army to stop feeding the poor in his ward.
But look at whoâ€™s tugging at his ear. A married couple of lawyers just tried to sue Cappelman and the Chicago Department of Transportation for besmirching the sidewalk in front of their condo with a Divvy bikeshare station. A judge dismissed their request to yank the station immediately, but theyâ€™re up for a hearing at the end of September. Another month of these blue beacons for bikers? Just think of the loiterers!