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 budget issues

So, Oak Park, Il cannot pay its bills huh? Typical. Remember how they pushed for that pool that costs millions now the village board has pushed through a sizable budget with tax hikes! I am so glad I do not own property here, but I wonder how they will raise the money they need to cover the “structural deficit” that is mentioned in the article below. I think they will probably screw the homeowners a bit more and then screw, the people who have cars with parking and sticker increases.

I love how everyone or every municipal government entity blames the fact that they have to pay pensions for the law enforcement and fire departments when this is something that these governments agreed to a long time ago, when you already know a bill has to be paid at a certain time, you cannot just kick the problem down the road or just ignore it. Hell, if we can I want to do that with my student loans! But local governments like Oak Park, Il like to make these funds responsible or act like funding pensions is evil in some way.

I bet every person the board is having their pensions paid, I bet they would find the money and tax the shit out of everyone living in the Oak Park, Il area to get that money! The fact that the budget has had deficits for years is just stupid and many of the comments listed under the article seem to agree, but how are these people and this mayor still on the board are still elected and still are able to carry on without any of the residents publicly complaining or organizing, protesting about getting fucked over?

Nah, that would be putting walking the walk and talking the talk, so as long as these officials have no one from the residents or these two departments standing up to them, crappy budgets, ill-paid pensions and high taxes will be the standard for years to come. Suck it Oak Park, Il suck it.

Here is the article regarding the misaligned budget for 2017, congrats Oak Park, Il you hit another one out the park! http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-9-2016/Oak-Park-OKs-$135-million-budget,-triggering-tax-hike/

Oak Park, Il needs to adopt these signs today!

The other I was out in Berwyn and I parked near the depot at 32nd street and I saw this sign that was from the heavens itself! This “Clean up after your pet… $750.00 fine….”  Sign!

Talk about curbing your motherfucking dog, paying off Oak Park, Il budget deficit, and relief from stepping in dog shit for like, forever get these signs over into Oak Park, IL asap! I would personally miss days of work to report people leaving their dog’s shit everywhere and not picking it up and I do not think I am alone. Oak Park, Il needs to adopt this ordinance post these signs and collect some motherfucking money today!

I know some of these lazy ass bitches I see who smile at me as I walk by their dog shitting on the sidewalk would be singing another tune about leaving that poop down there from people to walk in.

Adopt these signs today!

Tasers for Oak Park, IL Police… finally

Although it is awesome news that the Oak Park Police Department are getting Tasers so that they can police the area properly, I remember bitching around the time the Cubs were in the series and how it may be dangerous for me to go back and forth between Oak Park, Il and Wrigleyville.

One of the main options is the green line, I do not take the blue line as much since some dude threw a bag of poop on a rider a year or two ago, but now hearing that even the cops are being attacked and choked out on a green line train. The fact that the department is the only one in the area without Taser is crazy, although the village is more concerned with multimillion dollar pools for the Oak Park River Forest High School its shows where their priorities!

Pool over officer safety and proper policing, sounds just like Oak park, Il more concerned with ascetic than functional or common sense needs. Just ridiculous and here everyone I knew thought I was a crazy paranoid bitch worrying about the crime issues on the “L” lines, but now we know.  

Here is the article that discusses the approval of the $90k budget for the Tasers (cheaper than a $40 million pool):

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-9-2016/Tasers-for-OP-cops-in-2017/