In the Oct. 20 issue of Wednesday Journal, “Wild Onion closes, criticizes village hall,” Wild Onion complains about “dirty streets,” and they are right. The area surrounding the Harlem el station has had a significant litter and trash problem that has gone on unchecked for years. Living in the 300 block of Home Avenue, it is hard to miss. Messy people, sloppy efforts by the village to keep things clean, commercial tenants who overload their dumpsters? It’s not clear what the cause is, but the effect is clear: lots of litter.

Charles Watkins, Oak Park

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