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Now that I'm here . . . I can't get in, and I can't get by!

Barrier: A summertime problem: Sidewalk cafes are increasingly present on Chicago's streets. And it seems there are more trees, planters and flower pots, too!

Law: The ADA and the Illinois Accessibility Code apply as both require freedom of access for wheelchairs.

What can you do to correct it?

Today: If you feel this barrier is a problem in your daily travel, you might start by bringing it to the attention of the Manager in a friendly, helpful manner.

Tomorrow/Next Visit: If nothing has changed, there are several options for you to consider: speak to the manager again to ask what action he is considering; write a letter to the manager, perhaps with a carbon copy to a local or neighborhood newspaper; include some information from the Code.


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