Artist is sweetening the pot
Bachor doesn't just fill them with cement, though. He's turned pothole-filling into a public art project - one with a sense of humor. He fills them with mosaics.
"I just think it's fun to add that little bit of spark into [an] issue that people moan about," says the Chicago resident, whose work also hangs in galleries. He was first drawn to the ancient art form because of its ability to last.
With orange cones and vests displaying his last name, Bachor and his helpers look official enough to shut down a street section to work on filling a pothole.
While his mosaic art isn't a permanent solution to the city's pothole problem, it's at least a small fix, he says. The city hasn't shut down his project, and some community members have expressed gratitude.