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posted: 9/17/2012 5:00 AM

Glacial pace of Quentin Road work just not acceptable

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Many of you probably are just as frustrated as I am about the lethargic construction of Quentin Road in Palatine (I think Rome was built quicker).

I inquired about the timetable, or lack thereof, of its completion, but was notified that due to a "contract dispute" between the all-mighty county and the noble contractor, nothing was being done. A shock. I know.

What is this contract dispute? That they never signed one, or that the guy who gets paid $25 an hour to hold a "slow" sign all day is only allowed a minimal number of bathroom breaks? It's unfortunate that we, as citizens, allow these two entities to hold us hostage using the threat of an eternal bumpy road to get their demands.

As a man, nothing frustrates me more in life than two things: not being able to find the remote to my TV; and traffic -- especially when it adds time to my commute to Wendy's when I'm hungry. And when you get in between me and my Big Bacon Classic, we have problems.

I urge you all to do as I did, and call the county Highway Department directly at (312) 603-1601, and demand that this project be completed by its Oct. 21st deadline so we all don't have to suffer through continued traffic jams while on our way to the treat of a delicious frosty.

Michael Kloempken


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