Here’s what Curious City’s been up to lately: Let’s just say we’re lookin’ for a “clean sweep” when it comes to answering a question from Dan Costalis.
What’s the deal with street cleaning? Does it actually do anything?
More about Dan:
He’s a web developer who lives in West Lakeview. He actually doesn’t have a car, but his girlfriend (pictured with him) does, and he says she’s constantly stressed out about getting tickets during street-sweeping. Dan also has a buddy that he says got a ticket because the city put signs up after he’d parked his car. That got him thinking: How the heck does this all work? Is this just a revenue generator, or are those streets actually getting squeaky clean?
Enter ‘The Reporter’:
General Assignment reporter Lauren Chooljian is using the quotation marks here because they look kinda legit — which hopefully cancels out the total geek vibe emanating from the pledge drive selfie above. Anyway, she’s reported on transportation for Curious City before, so she and Dan are the perfect match for this investigation. Somehow, her Curious City stories always end up being truck-related, but she sees that as more of a blessing than a curse. Lauren has a car in the city - a beloved ‘99 Toyota Corolla that used to belong to her grandmother (Thanks, Nunny!), so she’s also conscious of the street-sweeping schedule.
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