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One day trash, next day gone, in downtown Joliet

Karen Sorensen | 9/5/2014, 9:10 a.m.
Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland criticized the unkempt appearance of downtown Joliet at this week's council meeting, and it had ...
Someone affixed a copy of The Times Weekly story on Councilman Jim McFarland's criticism of downtown Joliet's problems with cleanliness to an empty Dumpster that had previously been photographed as overflowing with trash.

Dumpsters in downtown Joliet are not shielded from public view and are being allowed to overflow with garbage, Councilman Jim McFarland said.

Dumpsters in downtown Joliet are not shielded from public view and are being allowed to overflow with garbage, Councilman Jim McFarland said.

Tuesday night, The Times Weekly posted this photo of an overflowing Dumpster in downtown Joliet on its online site, which Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland took as an example of how things need to be cleaned up in the downtown district.

The same story was posted in our print edition Thursday morning, and affixed to the same Dumptster that had been emptied at long last.

If only all problems were as easy to fix...

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