A Rogers Park man known locally for his cleanup walks now is helping the CTA at the Red Line viaduct on Farwell Avenue.
This afternoon I came across him scraping, peeling paint off the Farwell viaduct and painting it.
He said he went the hardware store with a paint chip and matched the color. He had a paint scraper on a long pole, and paint roller on an extension pole. He was working on the middle support columns when I saw him. He even painted the base.
Now, that's taking matters into your own hands!
His son was there helping. When I asked him what he thought about what his dad was doing, he said, "I think he's doing good things for the community."
I couldn't have said it better.