I was never a fan of American palm trees; they always seemed so useless and fake (especially in places like LA) - a sorry excuse for a tree.
But now I get it.
They have that long weird trunk and puff on top so that they can move with hurricane force winds, instead of falling over and smashing people's cars and houses the first time a heavy wind comes along.
Yesterday I took some snaps around Wrigleyville -- Greenview Avenue was particularly hard-hit -- and last night Bobeiseennow and I surveyed the damage in Roscoe Village.
There was not one, not two, but THREE downed trees blocking Hoyne Avenue just south of Roscoe.
Of course we had our pictures taken with them.
The neighbor said someone from the City had been out in the morning. According to her, they surveyed the damage and left - and were never heard from again.
By 8PM there were still no roadblocks and no signs telling people the road was closed.