Add this to the list of "How to save money" that you're going to propose to Rahm and the aldercreatures:
- NORTHERLY ISLAND — That didn't take long.
It's been less than a year since its heralded opening, but a popular section of Northerly Island's new park is already closed for repairs after high winds and crashing waves eroded parts of the bike path and scattered debris.
Opened to the public in September, the $9.5 million project turned the former home of Meigs Field into a sprawling natural habitat with a milelong bike path, man-made lagoon, native plantings and tons of wildlife.
Eight months after it opened, the area between the lagoon and walking path has eroded, forcing the Chicago Park District to close the eastern-most section of the park while repairs and a solution to the problem are contemplated.
So once again, nearly $10 million thrown away on a piss-poor construction project that will cost how many millions more to repair lest someone fall into a hole and cost the city millions more in a lawsuit settlement? We're sure the FOP will be bringing this up along with all the other suggestions we've been making.