Armed with a red flag, Shelley Murphey and her year-old Labrador, Bunney, cross Sheridan Road at Kedzie Street. The City Council approved a plan Monday to do away with the crosswalk flags – now housed in containers at six intersections. Flag waving is not effective, said public works officials, who are reviewing each of the city’s 67 crosswalks. “The flags do seem a little pointless,” said Murphey, who seldom uses them. But they help kids. “When my daughter was little, she used to insist on holding the flag,” Murphey said of Keira. “She’s 12 now, and she’s beyond insisting” on carrying the flag. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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Would love to know the whole story. Will they be replacing these flags with stop signs or stop lights?
I loved the picture of my daughter, Shelley, and Bunney. Thank you for making my morning. Vicki Pierce in New Mexico.