Originally uploaded by paytonc.
The JCDecaux people came through last week, years after finishing the bus shelter and newsbox installations, to add more useless advertising clutter to the sidewalks, under the guise of “city information.” (Hey guys, where are the public loos? the public bicycles? Or how about a deal with CTA, er, CDOT to help cover the cost of new subway elevator housings? And how come empty “newsstands” arrived years ago, while the old newsstands haven’t budged an inch?) Here at Dearborn & Washington, the billboard blocks some real city info — although a week later, that panel has vanished, while the billboard now “flips.”