Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stimulus Sign Seems Lost, Misplaced in Chicago's Loop

January 27, 2011 - This sign in downtown Chicago was erected to let everyone know that there is work being done here. But -- where's the work? It advertises that the American Recovery and Reinvestment is "Putting America to Work," but there is no work being done anywhere in sight. Not the kind that the sign refers to, anyway. (Click images to enlarge.) The sign sits on a median strip in front of Harold Washington Library at 400 S. State Street in the Loop. As with so many of these signs across the country, it indicates work being done where this is none. For that matter, it implies that there is some kind of recovery happening. That can't be seen anywhere nearby, either.