Construction in Oak Park, IL part 10,1793,000 and something

There is another development under consideration next to “downtown” Oak Park, Il and the Downtown Oak Park Board (yeah there is such a thing) is all behind it. As this writer understands that Oak Park, Il is forcing high rise developments into its downtown area without thinking further down the road. The amount of traffic in the area is ridiculous and there are simply not enough resources (parking) to deal with the “modernization” movement that is occurring.

It maybe this movement is unstoppable however it is without through planning even though I bet the Village Planner (yes there is one of those as well) is probably wetting his willy over the thought of additional side cash coming the local government’s way. Of course, it may not be the best thing for all those involved and it may cause more problems than solutions.

Even Chicago modernized quickly after it was founded and then the Chicago fire happened, changing the landscape entirely. Maybe the “fire” here for the residents to get off their asses and see the issues brought up with all the developments and lack of village planning IS the increasing amount of traffic in the area and the higher taxes (assessments) that go with high rise developments likes this.

The article about looking realistically at the construction in Oak Park, IL click here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/lifestyles/ct-oak-column-sassone-tl-0518-20170511-column.html

The original article for the 18-story Albion tower click here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-downtown-tl-0504-20170502-story.html

 

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Reposting some blogs

No, you are not going crazy I decided to repost some of the old and just recent posts, especially regarding the election today. I wanted to make sure that people know about the choices that are available in Oak Park, Il’s election since it is April 4 time is ticking.

So, I will be reposting:

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Avoiding the Albion meeting

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Ballot case not resolved

If you read them already you can re-read or pass theme up its no problem. I just want to shed light upon the corrupt village trustees in Oak Park, Il hopefully the voters or residents here can make the right choice.

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/