Gov. Pat Quinn is irritating his Chicago neighbors — but not for his policies or the fact the Illinois economy is in the dumper.
They are mad because his front yard is overrun with weeds and dandelions.
"Footlong dandelions all over," says an unhappy neighbor who sent photographs to Mark Konkol at DNAInfo Chicago. "Worst on the block. … I don't know what's worse, the front yard or the back."
The weed-choked lawn at the governor's West Side house in Galewood sticks out among the trim, well-mowed plots of grass up and down the block.
"Politics aside, there's no getting around the fact that having an unkempt front yard is one of those things that's almost guaranteed to really tick off your neighbors," writes Konkol in a column on DNAInfo.com.
A governor's spokeswoman says taking care of the yard is on Quinn's "to-do list."» find more photos and Mark Konkol's column at DNAInfo Chicago