Have you noticed how insanely bad the potholes have gotten this year? I've lived in the city for 3 years now (suburbs before that) and this has got to be the worst I have ever seen the roads. I drive mostly in Lakeview/Lincoln Park/Gold Coast/River North areas, and it's TERRIBLE. I'm legitimately concerned for my wheels and suspension, but the potholes are sometimes unavoidable- ie, spanning the whole width of the road for half a block.

Anyone have similar feelings? Insights into why it's so bad (I'm assuming the frigid weather)?

I've heard you can bill the city if you do experience damages due to these insanely huge holes, but I'm weary of how well that all ends up.

Bonus points for including pictures of your most ridiculous potholes!