Oak Park driving in Broadview, IL

Okay I was in Broadview the other day going to the super Target as I was driving through the massive parking lot I got behind this slow ass minivan just strolling through the parking lot and I was right behind her. Ugh god the misery this bitch brought to my lead foot, and speedy little car. Just strolling through the parking lot and then got to one stop sign and just sat there. Sat there. I had to honk my horn to get the bitch to move! And when she did it was very slow, me and the other cars behind me were barely holding it together.

The car behind me was swerving left and right to see if there was a way around both of us and I was throwing expletives at the windshield. We got to another stop and again she sat there I had to lay on the horn like wtf?  She finally moved like a turtle turning into an opposite lane, so I laid in my horn. That is when i noticed the Oak Park “night” sticker in her back window truthfully this bitch needs to permanently park this shitty minivan forever.

My point about this story is that no matter I go in the Chicagoland area the shitty slow ass drivers of Oak Park, Il follow me. It is not just an epidemic contained to that suburb but follows you no matter what. It is a mentality that is ingrained into these idiots very soul. There is nothing that can be done to somehow extract it from their routine. When these idiots have the wheels, they abuse it for the rest of us obeying the speed limit. Obviously, this is the reason people move to Schaumburg or Oak Brook because each time I am in these suburbs the traffic, the drivers move around those streets just fine.

So therefore, it is a cultural thing, that is not easily dismissed and something that needs to be retrained retaught and readjusted, yes all of the above because it is annoying and dangerous to have these fools just strolling through the neighboring suburbs and streets driving like this. I hope that police departments in the neighboring areas simply pull over or stereotype anyone with an Oak Park, Il parking sticker in their back window when they are driving like that hopefully that will be the first step in stopping this stupidity.

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Holiday traffic in Oak Park, IL

Ah Oak Park, Il traffic I see you getting worse as the snow creeps in and the holiday season is almost upon us. Like a horror movie, (the fog maybe?) the evils are rolling in and destroying everything in its path. I go downtown Chicago and the traffic there is more manageable than what is in Oak Park, IL.

You would think that the village leaders would get about as fed up about the traffic situation as much as the residents do however as I stroll in my car through Oak Park, IL I sincerely doubt it. It is at the point I know and my passengers know when we are in Oak Park, IL by how aggressive my behavior gets when I am driving through it. I am told that I get bright red in the face as I enter Oak Park, IL lol.

I do not think my behavior will get better as the holidays roll around, so I cancelled all holiday celebration plans because I do not want the extra stress of navigating this ignorant suburb.

Updated Oak Park, IL blog picture collections on Google Plus

So I posted a couple of pictures from my visit to my old stomping grounds, I had to take the pictures in the go. Tons of addicts, and people who were looking at me like I was crazy for trying to take a picture of some of the buildings in the area. I posted it in its own collection for these pictures on google plus here: I also took some pictures of oak park, Il and placed them in the various pictures of oak park, Il for your viewing pleasure. Here is the links to the collections.

Trip to Lakeview and the surrounding area:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/AuxzTE

More to Oak Park, IL:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YFJ0kB

Oak Park: Green Mental Health bracelets

I was watching another afternoon NBC Channel Five news report about how people were adding positive aspects to Oak Park, IL this one was about how to identify those with Mental Health issues with green bracelets. Now, I am the first to be on the fence regarding this because it does invade the privacy of the individual with mental health problems plus their family and friends as well. However, at the same time how many times have you heard of a news report about police harming or shooting individuals that attacked them, and that individual had mental health issues? These bracelets may be a red flag that these individuals are suffering from mental health problems which can save their lives and others if their mental situation deteriorates, but it can also unfairly mark them for discrimination.

At this point police departments are willing to try and offer this solution to help stem any future tragedies is a great idea. Until there are factual cases of discrimination or better ways to identify and help these individuals then these mental health bracelets are the best thing since slice bread for all parties involved. In Chicago to be a Police Officer only 60 College credits are needed, therefore the highest needed for law enforcement work is an Associates or a Bachelor’s degree. You will not get a legal licensed Psychologist for a Cop to arrive at a scene (a call) if someone with Mental Health issues is involved and at least the green bracelet with help officers in Oak Park, IL to identify this an issue and be able to request the right (licensed) person to help.

The only other solution is to require Police Officers to undergo at least 20 more hours of Psychology classes that cover mental health issues and other patterns of human behavior that they may encounter at the job. That is very doubtful, due to the costs involved for the schooling either paid by the officers or the local governments and then add all the time needed to learn all that material in the end it may not seem that logical to enforce such a requirement. In other words the green bracelets foregoes the need for extra intensive training for the officers saves money for the local governments and allows everyone to be protected physically and legally in the end.

 

This is the video article that talks about the Green Mental Health bracelets and the police officers who thought of the idea and made it possible:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/oak-park-mental-health-bracelets-448567743.html

This is the original article that talked about the Green Mental health bracelets:

https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/id-bracelets-mental-health-safety-awareness-oak-park

What a weekend..

Holy crap the whole Cubs season has been a rollercoaster, the end of the season, I thought there would be a great chance for a repeat, but only to have it end in a spanking that I did not enjoy, ugh. That was on Diwali (Hindi holiday), Friday so I was then pulling for the Yankees to pull it out only to be disappointed on that front, so now I am recovering from this weekend of disappointment. At least it was a happy day for those of you celebrating Diwali especially in India!

Okay, I wanted a freeze drink, to get me over the Cubs loss, I asked for it in the taco bell drive thru around 11pm in Berwyn where I went to see the Cubs game at a local sports bar. However, was told the freeze machine was “down” I went back the NEXT day (to go see the Yankees game). All of the sudden the freeze machine was working, in less than 24 hours???? What bullshit. I wanted to tell that bitch off so bad but I wanted the 10 tacos I order too! LOL

I have the last classes coming up starting Monday (today) what a pain but hopefully I can get done with it. The change in programs or the umbrella it was under has stressed me out to the ninth degree so I am just trying to complete it before they change it again and add more requirements. This is some Dumb ass secondary education bullshit only at the Postgraduate/graduate level what a wonderfuck but I am happy to get it over it so I am not as “nailed down” here due to educational constraints.

Remember Nurse Donna that worked in Oak Park, Il?

Remember my post about Nurse Donna? When I stated that I was trying to find this article about her, that she worked at an Oak Park hospital and she was conducting Free heart screenings for the people on the west side who couldnt afford it. Well, I knew it was mentioned on NBC Channel five as a feature and NBC Five finally posted it:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/making-a-difference/oak-park-nurse-donna-445497383.html

This video talks about how Donna was honored by the American Heart Association for her work with the residents on the westside. While I kept researching for the video segment I STILL did find anything in the local papers online for Oak Park, IL or the Chicagoland area it is so very disappointing. But at least I found it and was able to let y’all see the video for yourselves, hopefully, someone may volunteer to help Nurse Donna in her efforts.

Oak Park, IL blog update 10/17

What the hell I have been doing? Well good question I usually write and post these blogs like five at once but recently school has been a pain in the ass and that is one of my issues getting stuff done. Being online for school does not mean that the teachers understand the concept of “working individual” meaning that you do not have your mommy and daddy paying you’re your room and board or you are living at a dorm and school in the main thing you have to do in this world. Meaning I love last minute adjustments to major assignments and added readings to complete in a two-day time span for 40% of my grade it’s just peachy. Everyone who has gone to school and worked and had their own place can understand it is not pretty.

Then since it is October the Cubs are in the playoffs, as a Cubs fan back in the day we just wrote off October and switched to hockey but not nowadays! After that first nail biting series with the Washington Nationals all of us in Cubs nation have to realign our schedules and adjust our heart medication due to these near misses. Now it is time for Los Angeles and hopefully back to the World Series even though IT IS very hard to do. I believe that the Cubbies will go all the way.

Add to that the season that we are in, Halloween, I am decorating and getting candy, go to the store for miscellaneous stuff for costumes and what not. I have posts already written for October and scheduled to post all the way through in case my school work got funky (just one term to go!) and my Cubbies were having troubles as they are in LA right now and had in Washington Dc. I have the plastic containers out and have a quarter of my stuff hung, I also decorated my outside door that leads to the main hallway and the neighbor copied my example, the cunt bitch.

Then whatever parties I may have to go with friends, while juggling nieces and nephews who want me to hang out with them on Halloween or before then, buying candy that I will eat and then some for the kids. But that will hopefully will not all turn into a mess this October and will be a great month all the way around.

 

PS: The picture is for that decoration copying hoe

Security cameras needed at OPRF.. why??

Every time I turn around I hear that the local high school needs something, if it is not a swimming pool, it’s a garage, if it’s not a garage, then the high school needs ovens and security cameras. I mean damn if it needs all this crap just tear the whole thing down! The construction of a new school will take about 5 years so send those kids to like Bellwood or CPS for a while, that will toughen them up to the point they wont need crossing guards at nearly every corner, and then bamm put the class of 2026 into the new school and get it over with.

I just hate hearing about how our taxes are consistently going to patch work for the Oak Park and River Forest High School, and this patch work always has inconsistencies that are mind blowing. For example, the high school was about to get an upgrade over the next five years, but now there is an additional 110 extra cameras that will be added. Come on, does that not sound like someone got a fat contract out of the village and is cashing in? I mean it is not like Oak Park, IL is the harbinger of crime, it is not the Austin area (they made sure of that with cul da sacs) or Englewood. So why is there an influx or increased need for security?

Are they importing/transferring inner city kids to the high school and they are worried about what might happen?  Did someone tell them that my westside ass lives in the area? It is not like the school has security to monitor these cameras in real time in case of an incident, the extra cameras will just be there to record the pre-event, event and the post event time lines, therefore what good is it? Why is it that the proposal cannot be audited or looked at to see what its original intent is supposed to be? There are so many questions, no answers, and large black holes of vagueness surrounding how this operation will unfold that it makes a local taxpayer wonder what the hell is going on here? Just Oak Park, IL being Oak Park, IL again

The article about the high school needing more shit:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-oprf-security-cameras-tl-0928-20170925-story.html

Albion, Albion, Rush Oak Park, Albion, and Albion some more..

Holy shit so after reading this article (“Oak Park Plan Commission issues findings on Albion, Rush”) you are telling we will be hearing about this Albion crap in about two years?? Again? First off, I am glad that the village is expanding the Rush Oak Park Hospital, it is practical well thought of and ideal if the village wishes to expand its population base. Expanding the population base also expands the tax base too, so I know the village is drooling over the thought of all those additional tax dollars with the different high rises they are trying to push through. It is the same crap in Chicago, Oak Park, Il is no better. But the idea of expanding the hospital to me makes sense and I am glad it is out of the reasonable decisions made by the village board.

However, with this Albion crap they have just gotta let it go. Stroll down to the comments and the majority of the people commenting don’t want the friggin thing so why not listen to the people or put it to a ballot to end to this nightmare. Why not ask the people what they want or have a bunch of designs and put those designs to a vote, either through ballot (paper) or online. I just do not want to hear about it for the next two years, well, hopefully I won’t be trapped here that long! Then I can really crap on Oak Park, IL! (LOL) I am glad that most of my favorite places are back in the “trendy” places in the Chicagoland area, and the ones that I do like in the Oak Park, IL area are on the borders so I do not have to put up with the traffic problems.

I mean let’s be realistic an 18-story building is going to bring a lot of traffic to that area, and the plans provided do not have any ideas realistically to deal with that influx. What a parking garage? If that was a solution then why doesn’t Oak Park, Il not have dozens of parking garages all around the village then to truly help the residents? Because there is no money in that type of thinking, with that type of logic you know that the story of the Albion development if defeated in the next couple of months will just “pop” back up in two years’ time. Hey, everyone loves a sequel right? Ugh.

Here is the article talking about the dreaded Albion development rising from the dead like an extra from a George Romero movie:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-26-2017/Oak-Park-Plan-Commission-issues-findings-on-Albion,-Rush-/

No mention of the good works done

I have been trying to find this article about nurse Donna that works at an Oak Park hospital. Her contributions to the west side of doing Free heart screenings for the people who usually cannot afford it. It was mentioned on NBC Channel five (I believe it was Wednesday) as a feature because nurse Donna was honored by the American Heart Association for her work. However, I looked on the local papers online and there was no mention whatsoever about it.

This is disconcerting because this is the type of reaching out that Oak Park, Il needs to do with the local areas and especially with the West side of Chicago yet there are individuals that are actually doing this fantastic type of work but there is no mention about it. I think there needs to be kids involved or something cute involved to get full court press, hopefully more medical professionals who are willing to Volunteer their time to help the community around us.

I mean I will keep looking but it is really crappy that she did not get a mention in the paper as a thank you or for future motivation. Or maybe as a stimulus to others as I aforementioned to increase nurse Donna’s actions to a local full-blooded program or at least give her and the patients she sees some extra help. I will keep looking for a mention somewhere Online but until then kudos to nurse Donna! Thankfully there is another good thing coming out of Oak Park, Il and nurse Donna is definitely It.