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Cabrini Water Main Bursts; City Crew Calls It 'Routine'

By Ted Cox | April 19, 2017 12:21pm
 A city crew replaces a water main outside a community center at 1000 N. Sedgwick St.
A city crew replaces a water main outside a community center at 1000 N. Sedgwick St.
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CABRINI-GREEN — A water main burst near a Cabrini-Green community center overnight Wednesday, but a city crew on site called it "routine" and said it would be fixed by midday.

According to city records, the center at 1000 N. Sedgwick St., owned by the CHA, was slated to undergo a $600,000 renovation.

Damage, however, appeared to be minimal, and the city crew on site Wednesday morning said the main would be repaired in a couple of hours.

CHA spokeswoman Molly Sullivan confirmed Wednesday that it owns the building, and the renovation is expected to be approved by its Board of Commissioners next month. After that, she added, the "By the Hand Club for Kids (which will be a CHA tenant) will occupy the building and operate its comprehensive afterschool programs for at-risk youth."

Department of Water Management spokesman Gary Litherland confirmed Wednesday that an 8-inch main had burst, that it had been shut down and that repairs were in progress.

Sullivan said midafternoon Wednesday that repairs had been completed.