Car hits Bucktown-Wicker Park library

Car hits Bucktown-Wicker Park library

There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 25, 2008, titled Car hits Bucktown-Wicker Park library. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A car ran into the Bucktown - Wicker Park branch of the Chicago Public Library early Monday and knocked bricks off the building, officials said.

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Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#1 Aug 25, 2008
"I'm not going to pay anymore late fees!"
Kevin

Deerfield, IL

#2 Aug 25, 2008
Gun advocates always say, "Guns don't kill people, people do!"

Well, I say, "Cars don't hit libraries, people do!"
Vendo

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 25, 2008
That's what I call "hitting the books"!
Joe

Springfield, IL

#4 Aug 25, 2008
Maybe they should check out a book about how to drive a car.
Heinie

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Aug 25, 2008
Where's that drop-box? Here? Nope. There? Nope.
Apollo

Herrick, IL

#7 Aug 25, 2008
Hey Dan, I you telling us the car had no driver? SPOOKY!!!

Or possibly the driver left the car running and it slipped into gear. More info please.
Realty Reality

Robbins, IL

#8 Aug 25, 2008
This library is located near the Churchill Lofts, one of the cruddiest loft conversions in the area. I remember years ago a pipe froze and flooded half of the 1st floor units. Warped floors, leaky pipes, crumbling ceilings...very shoddy workmanship all-around.
Dont be that guy

Lincolnshire, IL

#9 Aug 25, 2008
What's the over/under that the driver was 60?
Steamin Bullflop

Washington, DC

#10 Aug 25, 2008
My money is on an eldery person who lost control of the car, or fell asleep, or had a bout of dementia....etc.
Steve

Scottsdale, AZ

#11 Aug 25, 2008
A photo with this story would be nice.
Aristotle

Chicago, IL

#13 Aug 25, 2008
they were trying to return their books the old fashioned way. ;)
not me

Chicago, IL

#15 Aug 25, 2008
Egads! That's in my hood.

Seriously, people speed down Milwaukee all the time. That intersection has always been a crummy one. Adding a light there helped a little, but obviously not enough.

Slow down, people. Be safe.
sowhat

Chicago, IL

#16 Aug 25, 2008
Dont be that guy wrote:
What's the over/under that the driver was 60?
As Apollo points out, the car did it itself. No mention of a driver.

How much damage have rampaging SUVs done on their own? Plenty, according to the press.
sheet talker

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 25, 2008
i bet it was because the car was a fixed gear car and didn't have brakes.
Apollo

Herrick, IL

#18 Aug 25, 2008
Realty Reality wrote:
This library is located near the Churchill Lofts, one of the cruddiest loft conversions in the area. I remember years ago a pipe froze and flooded half of the 1st floor units. Warped floors, leaky pipes, crumbling ceilings...very shoddy workmanship all-around.
Better than the slum it was when I finally left Chicago. I do miss the Polish delis.

Chicago's building codes are only enforced if the ward committeeman isn't paid off.
Mohammad Za Maheshwari

Lincolnshire, IL

#19 Aug 25, 2008
hallo.. I bet car did not have library card
Malachi

Philippines

#21 Aug 25, 2008
They should have had a drive-thru lane.
beeaaatchhh

Park Ridge, IL

#23 Aug 25, 2008
Dumba ss trixie hit the library probably in her dumb Volkswagon. Go cry to daddy now.
Walter

Chicago, IL

#24 Aug 28, 2008
This lady had no insurance. She must be Hispanic.

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