Walked to Walgreens at the corner of Oak Park and Madison after the recent snowstorm. I was confident that the sidewalk would be clear after the well-publicized WJ article of their failure to do so last winter and the results.

Again, the car lot was clean down the pavement, while the sidewalks were untouched. The manager type lady said the maintenance crew contracted to remove snow felt that the village, not Walgreens was obligated to do the sidewalks!

Other (smaller) businesses in the area don’t seem to have any issue. If it is a matter of taxes equals entitlement, then maybe we should all get free snow removal?

With all the new high-rises and resultant vehicular traffic, I believe making/keeping Oak Park walkable and bike-able are all the more important.

Brent Borgerson

Oak Park

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