Homeless in Chicago

Why Evolution Is True

Here’s how a small group of homeless people deal with the winter in Chicago: constructing warm nests under a train overpass. This is only three blocks from my house. As far as I could see, there are no humans in this photo; the residents are probably out foraging.

It’s heartbreaking that we have this in America.

UPDATE: A Facebook reader pointed out that there are people here, lying in the fetal position. I didn’t notice them, and wouldn’t have taken this photo if I had.

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Oak Park, IL election 2017: Avoiding the Albion meeting

The funny thing is Oak Park, Il as clean as the residents act like it is, is dirty as Chicago, they think they are better, unfortunately, they are the same, maybe even worse. Now, the residents have an actual chance to change the issues behind redevelopments around Oak Park, Il and the constant selling out that is going on around the village. One such example is the 18-story development at the corner of Lake and Forest, in the article below lists more of the details, however, it seems the village trustees are so corrupt that lawyers are needed to tell these trustees not to talk to the developers connected to this development.

Therefore, these trustees do not show up to meetings for questions on the development, come face to face with voters, when they obviously are in discussion with the developers. This shows the level of corruption that this village has that the trustees do not want to discuss issues important to the residents but rather stay close to where the money is.

With an election coming up on April 4th it is a perfect opportunity for the people of Oak Park, IL to shed the skin of these sneaky snakes, however if the human behavior of Oak Park, Il is any indication this opportunity to rid Oak Park, IL of these money grubbing bastards with slip through the fingers like sand. Oak Park, IL can never seem to separate itself from its past in a good way, but they sure could sell it off.

Here is the link talking about the trustees avoiding the Albion meeting:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-28-2017/Oak-Park-trustees-warned-to-avoid-Albion-meeting/

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Ballot case not resolved

There is another issue of candidates not being eligible for being on the ballot, of course, more corruption in the tiny little village of Oak Park, IL. Tons of property being allocated for development and no planning whatsoever it makes traveling through Oak Park a nightmare and it seems if the village trustees get paid who cares right? Well, bring change to the village has come a whole lot harder and I am thankful that I do not own property in this bitch.

This little shitty little village has become more and more like Chicago and it does not even know it or want to admit it. Another waste of time for the voters, more taxpayer dollars wasted on court hearings crappy played out election results that will lead to favor whoever the money is behind, sounds just like Chicago!

No wonder most residents are heading south to places like Orland Park or even Schaumburg who would want to stay here where corruption is out in the open? Even the legends of Wright and Hemingway cannot restore this village the respectability that it once had, not at all.

Here is the article discussing the candidates on the ballot who may or may not be eligible:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-28-2017/Days-away-from-election,-ballot-case-still-not-resolved/

Goodbye Oak Park, IL Metra Station

I am not really crying a bit about the Oak park Metra station closing every time I get there in the afternoon there is hardly anyone “manning “the window so who really cares? This station only generated $28k in sales and Metra states the Ventra app is now taking care 30% of the sales for rider tickets. Whatever the fuck ever. Oak Park has one operator one window

Oak Park has one operator one window downtown Chicago has.. well you get the picture and Metra has to close a location??? No shit sounds like bad business decisions not different options to purchase tickets. I am very glad that they are taking away this option from Oak Park, Il other locations that know how to use these types of resources need to be able to grow. The people won’t miss it until its gone as per usual, then oh well, it is too late.

Here is the article talking about the closing on March 30th: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-metra-tl-0330-20170323-story.html

What about John Lloyd Wright, Oak Park, IL?

Did you know that the toy “Lincoln logs” was created by the second son of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lloyd Wright? This toy was introduced into the National Toy hall of Fame in 1999, and yeah this fool got famous off it and money was made. However, there is no mention of this guy, when he was in fact born in Oak Park, Il and created a really famous product but since he wasn’t a scumbag like his father or jerk like Hemingway he does not get noticed.

You have to give it to the guy for trying to work with his father the guy who although was a famous architect but was a jerk to work with. Oh, plus Frank Lloyd Wright left his (John’s) mother for another woman (Mamah Cheney) even though both were married. However, this is a great fun fact, because it shows that Oak Park, Il really has its priorities really mixed up when it celebrates its “heroes” kinda like Chicago celebrating (officially) Al Capone.

The moral story here is not to recognize people like John Lloyd Wright, John Maloney or even Betty White but Oak Park, IL likes to focus upon those who have major faults. People who usually we do want kids to look up to or follow in the steps of, you know, people who stayed married to one person for a while and not dump them in a horrible way. Yes, John was married three times but at least he did not cheat on his wife publicly and waited a couple of months before moving along. Geez.

An Oak Park Il blog on … A Wednesday? huh?

Posts on a Wednesday?? WTF??? Recently I have been working wallpapers for the blog for the desktop usage to sharing old posts that did not get my attention when this blog first started. All the while I have been working through the class from hell, with the crazy outburst of a teacher gone wrong. I mean just because you have self-image problems do not make me pay for them! I was in there with a blog buddy of mine and did not know it until we started trading stories so now it is a race to complete our programs to see who will bitch about her first on our blogs!

I updated some of my stuff on Facebook I usually don’t post pictures of me or my friends hanging out but we got lit, like bad, so what the hell. I usually don’t post shit like that because it ends up on twitter were old white guys just want to slap women’s pussies or argue with you the finer points of Hemingway like the know it all shits they are (oh I haven’t forgotten you bitch)!

I am also enjoying the changing of Oak Park, IL into new Chicago, my guess is that it is only a matter of time before the village trustees run this fucking village so far into the red that they vote to become a part of Chicago. I mean look at all the construction around Oak Park, this is not what Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned at all, but of course that fucker has been dead for a generation or two. Times a changing and so is Oak Park, Il heh and the residents are freaking out -I love chaos! See ya soon!

Spring term nearly over so I will be able to focus more on the blog.

Omg I have been so busy writing rewriting and re-rewriting stuff for my first class of my spring term it is ridiculous the amount of time And effort that I have put in this class is enormous I have actually worked my Grammarly program overtime to get my grade an A of course. But the constant misdirection, double talk and retaliation from this instructor was two times the amount of crazy shit that I usually deal with on a daily basis in Oak Park, at work, getting laid, or finding some cool ass shit to wear.

The effort spent was like trying to get Head for Pete’s sake, damn I just said “Pete’s sake”! But it was a fucking lot of teeth pulling babying and outsmarting that usually, you don’t Have to do unless you playing a role on “homeland” the television series or trying to make sure yo ass don’t get fired for doing stupid shit like in the movie “Friday”.

This instructor was nearly impossible to please and difficult to understand. I will take print screens of most of the Crazy shit I dealt with including a nut job fellow student who worked at a dental office I would never go into, cause the chick is Cray cray But I need to hold off until I am out of the program this fall to talk shit. Crazy fucking bitch. Wooo glad I’m done. Fuck that crazy bitch where the sun doesn’t shine!

New Park District signs for Oak Park, IL

Oh great, so I see Oak Park, Il just wastes money like the city of Chicago does driving through the village on the side streets to avoid traffic I noticed a new sign for Rehm park. Nice colorful and shiny. Of course, parking and taxes are still issues from residents in Oak Park, IL but who cares about that, so long as we can brightly see where Rehm park is, from three blocks away.

Now if you have been here in Oak Park, il you know what the parks around here look like, there is no disguising it. I mean the population here walk and let their dogs shit everywhere around here, there are bike riders and runners everywhere on the sidewalks in the streets it is like one big fucking park (no pun intended) anyway. So why even bother buying these signs anyway, it’s not like there aren’t baseball or futbul games played by youth leagues or amateurs there. The mystery is the traffic is so bad around here you have to avoid Oak Park, IL altogether to get to Chicago to the rest of the burbs it’s no joke.

However, the village of Oak Park, Il going right in character with their usual sell out ways are spending money on something stupid like this, that is cool though because when I tell people this they really shy away from renting or buying property here. You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out when suburbs get like this they are slowly on a downward spiral to match the major metropolitan area that it is near.

In other words, I wonder if Oak Park, Il’s forefathers would react seeing their small oasis is quickly becoming like Chicago, not only in situations like this, but also in the skyline that as I mentioned before is rapidly changing. Time to pick a new suburb people. A better one.

Oak Park, IL blog progress

Hey, gang, I am working on a couple of blogs right now. I am currently working on a jazzier Fourth of July post one more adult, plus I have about five posts for the Halloween season ready basically because Oak Park, IL is so humdrum it sucks. A couple more links and stuff will be in the post so that it will be more interactive, of course, the videos of the parade are still out there on YouTube from last year for the Fourth of July, but what the hell I want to make it fun.

I still have security issues with this fucking apartment just soooo idiotic how shit is done here. If the main door to the lobby does not lock properly at anywhere else the Gold Coast to Forest Park all I have to do is email the management company or landlord and bamm they would come take care of.

But can you imagine having problems with the main lobby, secondary lobby, apartment front and back doors all at the same time?? Yeah, total clusterfuck with GreenPlan management (oak park apartments). Still waiting……. Weeks later.

Plus, I talked to a friend of mine (Sarah) I think I mentioned her in one of my posts she actually escaped Oak Park, IL about writing about her Oak Park experiences here on this blog. Yes, I am enlisting!!!! Because as Sarah said to me once, “Oak Park, IL is a soul sucking, soul draining experience..” HA!

With wordsmithing like that I will happily wait for her to write whatever for this blog (within reason), seeing that most of the people I talk to about Oak Park, have a seething hatred for it, Sarah included, therefore I cannot wait to add her thoughts on here.

Vintage Apartments in Oak Park, IL pt 2 the wiring

What I hate about Oak Park, IL is the apartments and lack of amenities, in this “vintage” shithole being rented out by Oak Park Apartments is one hell of a crazy set up that is still indicative of the time is which the building was constructed. It seems like the building was built in the era between the 1920’s to the1950’s, I mean when you sign the rental agreement they have a waiver that states you do not disturb the paint chips if you see any during your stay because of a threat of lead. In essence, I have ruined the development of any future children I may have by living here, great thanks, Oak Park, IL!

There are a lot of vintage thing is hate while being here, one of the major problems is the electrical setup that is predated before the age of modern technology, like computers and flat screen televisions, probably even ENIAC the computer from the late 1940”s. Yes, I am college educated, so now I am looking at my power strip that has tons of electronics plugged into the one electrical plug in the bedroom I am wondering when is the last time this wiring has been inspected. I mean these walls have more cracks and details than an 80-year-old man’s penis. Therefore, I know that Oak Park Apartments has done very little to update the wiring for safety purposes or check the preexisting wiring for today’s renters.

All this management group has done is got some cheap labor so that they do not have to pay for permits, or union type pay, then had these day laborers paint over the old paint, wipe up the previous tenants’ fluids off the bathroom floor (barely), and maybe, just maybe sprayed for roaches in the apartment before renting it out again to someone like yours truly. Seriously, look at the pictures, the reason I have all these devices plugged into one strip is because there is just one electric plug in the bedroom! Who the fuck has heard of that shit? Obviously, the village of Oak Park, IL does not care either, because there is probably asbestos in the walls too along with the lead and the wiring that Moses himself installed.

Everyone just turns the other way on this type of stuff, (again) obviously so why bother complaining to those who are part of the problem? It’s Oak Park, IL and “we’re artisty and stuck up and shit” who cares if these old buildings are possibly issues waiting to happen and the Hemingway House although built around the early 1900s has better a better electrical system than my apartment?

I pity the poor fool who comes in after me, and has problems with the plugs in this bitch. I am not going to end up a Forensic files story due to the lazy cheap ass apartment management does not know how to get a couple of day laborers rip down a couple of walls and get an actual electrician to put in a couple of outlets while updating the system to current safety regulations. I think they could even do at least one room each time they rent to a new person, and that is very often, besides the bitch upstairs I really do not know many of the people in my building it is like a halfway house instead of an apartment building. Therefore, I want all the electric outlets I can have so that I can add extra light to each room.

So that is a room per year, all the construction and electrical updating can be done in at least seven years. I mean they actually did it for the bathroom all the walls are smooth and the electrical work is up to date, in fact, I have three outlets in the bathroom! Probably, they are hoping my complaining ass plugs in a radio while taking a bath and it “accidentally” falls in. They wish. I just hope someone reads this if the lack of electrical outlets and the threat of old wiring freaks you out well renting here may not be in your best interests. Just FYI.

PS: I have to plug in and disconnect plugs all of the time, during the work week from my curling iron, iron (for my work clothes), hairdryer, etc., it is just a pain in the ass.