Oak Park, IL related: Forest Park, IL part 1

When you go through Forest Park to get or from Oak Park, IL you enter another type of bland hell. Besides the McDonald’s that is excellent there, Smokin Ms and what was once Defiant comics. There are no real stops, awesome places to hang out in Forest Park (like Oak Park, IL), unless you like cemeteries. There is a fun fact about one of the cemeteries there but that’s for Halloween.

Anyway, I simply drive thru this little shit hole, I lived there for about a year and a half or so I know what I am talking about. You could probably transport dead hookers on the roof of your car at night and you wouldn’t bump into anyone. The town is very quiet, as in dead. Only the cops there are active since they have very little to do. Therefore, you have cops stationing cars at the 7-eleven at Roosevelt Avenue and Des Plaines Avenue and the bank on Roosevelt Avenue and Circle Avenue.

Then you have them just riding around making cop traps waiting for people to do a California roll through stop signs or drivers doing 2mph over the speed limit. Mind you it is not that big a town. The town of forest park is just that, a bunch of bored cops, no engaging nightlife, and another town with nothing cool to do. In one word: Boring. (Did I mention a robust elderly population?) Oh, it also has the CTA Blue Line stop and a ghetto ass Walmart if that’s your idea of fun or excitement, then cool Forest Park is for you. But for me, I will wait about another 50 years.

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No lights in Oak Park, Il at night

I don’t think that many people really think about walking around Oak Park, Il at night. I believe they think that the less lighting that is provided, that is a deterrent to crime and everything else. Therefore if you want live life, and do more than just exist on a daily basis you should have a preplanned route from where you park or use public transportation from to your apartment or house.

The lack of lighting in oak park, IL in residential areas, is alarming, and if you move into the area you should take note that you could be taking a chance by going out at night. I think that the trips at night I take to downtown Chicago I feel safer there than on the blue line (no shit) or walking through Oak Park, Il at night.

The last part of the trip to the apartment for me, is the most nerve wrecking, walking through the dark on an empty street with very little traffic. Though it may not be rationale it is a well-grounded fear, one that has been proven time and time again to be well founded. Therefore, if you are a single woman that has an active social life, that leads to at night adventures moving to Oak Park, Il will take more added planning than you think.