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Crosswalk sting in Lakeview

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I reported on a crosswalk sting at Belmont and Seminary last night. Reader Matthew Nalett watched the sting the whole night from about 8 p.m. until 9:30 or 10 p.m., and sent this report (slightly edited for space):

"I think they had pulled over every other car -- it was crazy. I think I was talking to the police captain or sergeant and he said the bad thing about this is they do not even slow down. That was the biggest issue about the people tonight. They must have pulled over about a hundred of so cars through the sting and they had about 20 cop cars lined up on Seminary Ave just waiting for the plain clothed cops to give the go for them to go give the person a ticket or pull them over.

"I think it's a great idea they did this sting, to be honest with you. In the time frame I have lived here I have seen so many people almost hit or ran down it's insane. It's really bad at night time or during the cubs games as well especially with the taxi's that are doing 60 mph down Seminary Ave.

"I had even posted something about this issue way back a few months ago here is the link.

"Now as you can see that was 5 months ago I had posted that thing on seeclickfix and now there is finally something being done about it, but how long will this last and what will be done to fully improve our corner or intersection in the long run?"

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