We heard from a few of you about this weekend’s upcoming fireworks in Winnemac Park, 5001 N. Leavitt St., and learned three things:
Park neighbor Eric Rojas told us on Facebook, “How can we expect kids to obey any laws when a massive illegal fireworks show is held in a residential public park? As a two time homeowner within a half-block of the park, I’m sick of the park being trashed on one of my few days off with the family.”
Another neighbor, Jill Asher, told us via email that a fellow neighbor calls it, “little Mogadishu” (after the lawless Somalian capital) and that she thinks, “It’s scary, dangerous and fun at the same time.” She reports that local police park their patrol cars near the park and shut things down by midnight.
What do you think? Will you plan to go? Should the Chicago Police continue to turn a blind eye to our little local tradition? Tell us in the comments.