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updated: 4/30/2014 5:22 PM

Chicago sees more than 3,000 pothole claims

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Chicago has hit a pinnacle of pothole claims.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that so far this year 3,100 pothole-related claims have been filed with the city. That's more than the total of nearly 2,450 for the last three years combined.

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The 2014 total includes 1,200 claims introduced at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.

The Chicago city clerk processes damage claims of up to $2,000 before passing the claims on to the city council's finance committee. The claims are for damage like flat tires, bent wheel rims and realignments. Drivers need to provide a police report along with a paid repair bill or two estimates. Payments can take up to six months.

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