A Letter to Terry Peterson

Gloria Dickson

Letter from Gloria Dickson, 3544 S. State St., to Terry Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Housing Authority

May 22, 2001

Dear Mr. Peterson;

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I’m writing to you because the elevator in my building has not been working for over a month or so. The residents of 3544 S. State have to walk up and down the stairs every time we need to go out for groceries, doing our laundry, walking children to school, etc.

As for myself, I am on my feet five (5) hours a day when I’m at work. I am very tired when I get home. I do not appreciate having to walk up to the eighth floor after a hard day’s work. My neighbors do not appreciate having to walk up and down stairs either. We have reported the elevator being broken many times to Stateway Management numerous times.

Sometimes the elevator gets repaired, it works, and then breaks down again .We are not happy with the situation. I have documentation (enclosed) of every time that I had to walk up and down the stairs. The residents of 3544 S. State would appreciate your help in getting our elevator working. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Gloria Dickson


April 18, 2001

Elevator not working, Stuck on 5th floor with door pushed in.

April 19, 2001

Elevator not working I called Stateway Management office and reported that the elevator was not working. Ms. Hollis took the call; she said that she would report it.

April 20, 2001

The elevator wasn’t working when I left for work. I saw two elevator repairmen. I asked if they were going to repair the elevator. They said ‘yes’. The elevator was working when I returned home.

April 21, 2001 to April 22, 2001

The elevator worked for one day!

April 23, 2001

The elevator was not working when I returned home. I waited about 5 minutes before walking upstairs; I didn’t bother to wait for the elevator when I left home.

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April 24, 2001

Elevator not working this morning I saw a maintenance worker. I asked her about the elevator, she said she reported that the elevator was not working. When I got home this evening the elevator was still out of order!

April 25, 2001 to May 6, 2001

I don’t remember if the elevator was working during this period of time. I was too tired to document it! It probably was not working!

May 7, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 8, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 9, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 10, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 11, 2001

Elevator not working. I reported it to Ms. Hollis.

May 12, 2001

Elevator not working.

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May 13, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 14, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 15, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 16, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 17, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 18, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 19, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 20, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 21, 2001

Elevator not working.

May 22, 2001

Elevator not working.