Neighborhood Group Wants Viaduct Fixed, Homeless Out

Adriane Cook says she’s been living under the viaduct on the 300 block of N. Oakley on and off for six years. She says streets and sanitation sweeps them out weekly and that they’re not causing problems despite some neighborhood complaints.
Adriane Cook says she’s been living under the viaduct on the 300 block of N. Oakley on and off for six years. She says the Department of Streets and Sanitation sweeps them out weekly and that they’re not causing problems despite some neighborhood complaints. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
Adriane Cook says she’s been living under the viaduct on the 300 block of N. Oakley on and off for six years. She says streets and sanitation sweeps them out weekly and that they’re not causing problems despite some neighborhood complaints.
Adriane Cook says she’s been living under the viaduct on the 300 block of N. Oakley on and off for six years. She says the Department of Streets and Sanitation sweeps them out weekly and that they’re not causing problems despite some neighborhood complaints. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

Neighborhood Group Wants Viaduct Fixed, Homeless Out

A neighborhood group in Chicago says a crumbling viaduct on the city's west side needs to be fixed with TIF money. Along with the repairs, they also want a group of homeless people living there to be moved off the sidewalks and into shelters. The Randolph-Fulton Market Association says despite feeling unsafe because there are no nearby streetlights, they're sensitive to the homeless and want the city to find them a suitable place to live. WBEZ's Yolanda Perdomo has the story.