• Mike Gonzalez
  • The part of Chicago with palm trees

I don’t have a car. I don’t have a car because I totaled it. I don’t have a car because I totaled it at one of the 20 worst intersections based on the number of crashes in 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. I know this because Tina Sfondeles, a transportation reporter for the Sun-Times, wrote a post a couple months back detailing the Chicago area’s most dangerous intersections, and I was strangely satisfied to find that the intersection at Kedzie and Belmont made the list. Actually, I almost feel vindicated to see it on the list. Whether it’s right or wrong, I don’t care, I’m still going to deflect some of the blame for my wreck onto that lousy intersection. And no, I wasn’t on my cell phone.