* Mark Konkol received an e-mailed complaint this week…
“Footlong dandelions all over,” wrote the unhappy neighbor who sent the pictures. “Worst on the block. … I don’t know what’s worse, the front yard or the back.”
The dandelion tattletale said he sent the pictures because the dandelions and tall grass grow on the front lawn of a prominent Chicagoan who prides himself on regular-guy sensibilities — Gov. Pat Quinn.
I drove out to the governor’s West Side home to confirm that the front lawn of Quinn’s modest Georgian — on a quiet residential block of tidy lawns in Galewood — indeed was the same house with the weed-choked lawn in the pictures. As proof, I took a few artsy photos that proved the tipster right. […]
[Quinn’s spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson] told me that Gov. Quinn is a very good neighbor, but he’s been very busy finishing up the legislative session in Springfield.
Tending to the front lawn, Anderson said, is definitely “on his to-do list.”
* The photo…
I’m kinda thinking that Bruce Rauner has people for that sort of task.