List of Haunted House in the Oak Park, IL area

I saw an article about Haunted Houses in the area listed on WGN 9’s website. I, of course loved the 13th floor when I went there years ago. I (and Sarah) basically hung off of some dude who was going through the Haunted house with his girl. It scared the shit out of me, now being older and wiser I think I can go back this year. If you want to get into the Halloween spirit it is a very cool way to do it.

I posted the list that WGN 9 had on their website down below in case you do not want to go to the link. But go to the link anyway you lazy bastard its how these people get paid!

Here is the link where you can type in the name of the Haunted house and find it in the area from WGN 9’s website:

https://wgntv.com/2019/09/27/boo-get-spooked-at-one-of-these-chicago-area-haunted-houses/

And the list of Haunted Houses:

13th Floor
1940 George St., Melrose Park, IL 60160

Abandoned Haunted House Complex
2825 SE Frontage Rd., Mount Pleasant, WI 53177

All Hallows Eve
523 S Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540

Basement of the Dead
42 W. New York St., Aurora, IL

Bengtson’s Haunted Barn
13341 W 151st St, Homer Glen IL 60491

Camp Tuckabatchee Haunted Camp
1973 North 35th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350

D.E.A.D. Rising Haunted House
13624 S. Cicero Crestwood, IL 60445

D.O.A Room Escape
717 N. Iowa Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181

Dungeon of Doom
600 29th St., Zion, IL 60099

Evil Intentions Haunted House
900 Grace St., Elgin, IL 60120

Fear Fest
6512 Manchester Rd., South Beloit, IL 60180

Forest of Freaks
5946 US HWY 51, Janesville, WI 53546

Fright Fest
1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL, 60031

Frightmare Haunted House
7759 S. Harlem Ave., Burbank, IL 60459

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 

Goebbert’s Farm and Garden Center
40 W. Higgins Rd. South Barrington, IL, 60010

Hair Razor Haunted Scenes
6725 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60631 

Haunted Hills Hospital
4700 Central Ave,. Lake Station, IN 46405

Haunted Quarry
Hall Quarry Beach, 400 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL 60510 

Haunted Trails Joliet
1423 N. Broadway (Rt. 53) Joliet, IL 60435

Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze
4853 U.S. HWY 52, Minooka, IL

Hell’s Gate
1300 South State St., Lockport, IL 60441

Insanity Haunted House
3800 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL

Jonamac Orchard Haunted Corn Maze
19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta, IL 60150

Massacre Haunted House
299 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, IL 60538

Midnight Terror
9531 52nd Ave.,Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Nightmare at the Terrace
11500 S. Beloit, Worth, IL 60482

Niles Haunted House Scream Park
855 Mayflower Rd., Niles, MI 49120

Odyssey Fun Farm
19111 S Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Orland Park Lions Club Haunted Woods
14800 Ravinia Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462

Puckerville Farms
13332 Bell Rd., Lemont, IL 60439

Raven’s Grin Inn
411 N Carroll St., Mt Carroll, IL 61053

Realm of Terror
421 W Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Reapers Realm
626 177th St., Hammond, IN 46324

Richardson’s Adventure Farm
FQFJ+5X Spring Grove, Illinois

Scream Scene
4701 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60076

Screamin Acres
3865 State HWY 138, Stoughton, WI 53589

Spook Hollow with M.C. Manor & M.C. Nightmare
613 LaSalle Blvd. Marquette Heights, IL 61554

State Street Cemetery 
410 W State St, North Aurora, IL 60542

Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL 60441

St. Charles Scarecrow Fest
5th & West Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

St. Pascal’s The Catacombs
6143 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago IL

Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185

The Dungeon of Doom
600 29th Street, Zion, IL 60099

Twisted Crypt
5420 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108

Undead Acres
3450 W Crete-Monee Rd., Monee, IL 60449

Weird & Haunted Chicago
600 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

Woodridge Haunted Forest Walk
2600 The Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

 

Oak park, Il where even the Local high school is involved in racial suppression

Welcome to Oak park, Il where even the Local high school is involved in racial suppression when it comes to freedom of speech. Organized as a day of remembrance for Trayvon Martin’s death on February 26th students marched as they wanted to exercise their first amendment rights. We have seen these countless times across the country recently with other protests. Whether it was about school shootings or to remember victims of injustice and of course you will get people outside the organizing body to support these actions in one way or the other.

In Oak Park, IL some faculty members actually supported the students in their efforts to protest and were placed on suspension. Now, Oak Park and River Forest High School can state that it is their prerogative to suspend these employees assisting in organizing the march although the School could have used this as a teaching moment to all sides of this issue as a way of peacefully voicing opposing viewpoints or just exercise (again) one’s First amendment rights. However, OPRF went to the extreme and went totally fascist on the assisting employees and suspended them. Now you may think that was the right thing to do however it was not.

All it did was add increased racial tension and divide into the school’s culture, great job school administration! Plus, it gave the Oak Park, IL community and now, River Forest, IL a worse black eye (no pun intended) as a community of racial intolerance ready to stomp out dissenting voices if you work for a system that is espousing views of tolerance however acting with a degree of bigotry. It also increased the school’s time in the local news, not due to the excellence of its academics but for racist graffiti, shit like this, etc. tearing down what possibly most residents move in the village for when they have kids: a reputable school (institution) for their kids to graduation from.

But, they are left with this mess of oppressing dogma, the students in solidarity of those staff that assisted them arranged a sit down to not only exercise their first amendment rights but to shine a light on this injustice as well. If OPRF is fine with silencing these employees who else or what else might this institution be willing to silence to keep things in order or “safe”. No, this is merely something that came to the light because students have had enough for how they are treated in Oak Park, IL. Looked down with suspicion, tinged with racist overtones, the students obviously had enough and most likely so did these employees.

The only reason one can possibly fathom that these employees would jeopardize their jobs is if they were subject to the same type or behavior from the residents of Oak Park, IL as these students. It is easier to support something that you can believe in if you have been impacted by it directly as well, something that was lost in this entire episode. Most possibly by the OPRF high school as well, considering how they operate, “teaching the minds of tomorrow” no wonder why Oak Park, IL is headed on a downward spiral. If these are the actions exhibited in comparison to the values (supposedly) championed by this community, if there is no grasp on reality of how things really are, there is hope, no future here, and then hate does have a home… here in Oak Park, IL

This is the article talking about the school putting employees administrative leave and the sit in that followed:

https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/oak-park-students-stage-sit-protest-staff-suspensions

Here is article from a Chicago news outlet talking about the staged sit in even further and the other issues plaguing the school:

https://wgntv.com/2019/03/04/oak-park-students-stage-sit-in-say-school-staff-suspended-for-supporting-protests/

April 2nd election, racism and reality

I was reading this candidate’s bio for the April 2nd election for Oak Park, IL and one of the main things that hit me was the fact she believed that racism was a main problem in the village of Oak Park, IL. Besides losing shared values and Economic classism these are three things that Oak Park, IL has shied away from facing. And to the point this candidate understands the overall decisions and attitude that Oak Park, IL has and has made impacts the village and the communities around them.

The truth is seeping out on how the established residents here, in their “open-mindedness” are really not as such. To see that others are speaking out about racism here in Oak Park, iL and running on eliminating it or fighting against it at least is refreshing. It is a shame that it would be someone that most residents would consider an outsider that is leading the fight to save Oak Park, IL from itself, save its values and how the rest of the area perceives it. In the end it is not words, or little signs in the front lawn that make an impact it is actually actions that do.

To have a candidate run upon changed the narrative on how Oak Park, IL defines itself speaks volumes. That Oak Park, IL may have a chance is reversing the downward spiral that it really is in. What Oak Park, IL does not want to become is a place or area that most of the area knows as a “place that you are not welcomed” if you are of color or anything else. What Oak Park, IL wants to become is a welcoming village that has values, affordable housing, affordable taxes, great parking, easy traffic and sensible government. Maybe this candidate can help start the conversation into that direction.

This is the candidate’s profile here:

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-15-2019/Arti-Walker_Peddakotla/

Oak Park, IL residents suing against affordable housing is just blatant…

The funny thing about the Oak Park, IL residents suiting against a project for affordable housing is that they are using regulations regarding height and parking/traffic restrictions for the area. The first thing you think of when residents sue against affordable housing when they state it would bring down the property values is blatant racist. The you look at he excuses they use “traffic” “parking” “construction height” etc. and in a way, you are like: “man they may have a point.

That’s if the height restrictions for the village was not set aside for all the construction near Lake and Harlem avenues and traffic in that area has just gotten worse. So really these excuses are bullshit. You may even state that Lake and Harlem is considered downtown Oak Park, IL and is different from this more residential area but is it really? Then you also have to think when will Oak Park, IL think about the future when it comes to developing the properties in the area?

Is traffic and parking a valid excuse when this is a problem that occurs everywhere in the village already? No, it is a problem because affordable housing brings minorities and poor people to their affluent area. Property values going down because of affordable housing? Maybe. But what the hell is there now? Do a Google search there is an empty lot. I am pretty sure that lowers property values than a huge four-story building.

Therefore, to me again, Oak Park, IL is just showing its true colors. A lawsuit against affordable housing is just a victory for injustice, the one thing Oak Park, IL states as a community they are against. They state and post little signs on their lawns that “Hate does not have a home here…”  Well I think it has found one on Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Here are the articles describing the lawsuit:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-residents-lawsuit-tl-0124-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2lZd63Rszmih8nM5eh6Y-fX1nO6xur7gMcA364O9b2TJD0uQQpDravLRg

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/1-15-2019/Neighbors-sue-Oak-Park-over-affordable-housing-project/

Google map of the proposed site:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Van+Buren+St+%26+S+Oak+Park+Ave,+Oak+Park,+IL+60304/@41.8742668,-87.7940906,3a,75y,222.65h,81.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKZnJeDDwTryTZPqh0m8HIw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e349485659ceb:0x81b3b4d4ec0abdca!8m2!3d41.8742776!4d-87.7940525

Sharing is not caring

So now we got 7th graders sharing racist images so school field trip, nice. Most likely he shared it with someone who was not too careful in hiding this idiot’s racist bullshit. Now, before you say “yeah but that stuff is everywhere” or “there are a lot of things that can be considered racist nowadays” today’s grade schoolers are more alert to what is considered racist than us adults are.

The fact that it happened it Oak Park, IL does not surprise me either. It has been become the breeding ground of where dormant racist feelings are coming to light. Now we all now Oak Park, IL has been like this, going back to my past example of cul de sacs in the area bordering poorer areas. Oak Park, IL’s progressive idea to keep poor people for going Indy 500 through their neighborhoods. And now we are surprised and make a highlight of this type of behavior?

Most likely this type of behavior has gone on long before this kid showed up and probably was exhibited by their parents either at home, when they went to school or maybe at a parent teacher conference with a bunch of like-minded friends. The latter is a conjecture, but you get the idea, the “apple does not fall far from the tree” or maybe it is behavior learned from friends either way it is Oak Park, IL.

Hopefully the school can bring in someone with sometime of culture sensitivity training or develop some learning materials from online to help their students gain some type of awareness. Mainly so that the little bigots know that they are not the only type of people in the world before they leave the bubble of Oak park, IL and stop sucking their mom’s racist tit. If you want to operate in the world properly you have to realize there are others different than you, and if you think something like a racist image is “cool” or “funny” think again, because you just got yourself, your family and your community labelled as racists. Good job.

Here is the article that speaks about the incident:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-97-airdrop-tl-0328-story.html#nt=oft12aH-1gp2

Here is a site online that discusses lesson plans for understanding stereotypes

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/understanding-stereotypes.cfm

Going to St Patrick’s Day celebrations

Going through Oak Park, IL and the neighboring area for the St Patricks day parade to get to the Blue Line was tough. It seemed like everyone already started drinking or was dumb as shit behind the wheel. And this was early Saturday not Sunday where all the old people in Cadillacs decide to take a Sunday drive or are heading to church for the fifth that day. No, the streets of Oak Park, IL was filled with more than the usual stupid as hell drivers.

But we were able to see the river dyed green have a couple of drinks and see drunk people everywhere. Funny as most of these people are not even Irish but use this as a time to celebrate or get wasted for the day. Although downtown Chicago is a great place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day it is a shame that other suburbs around the city do not embrace it with much fanfare. It could help the local economies especially Oak Park, IL that wants to tax the shit out of everyone for everything expect breathing (not yet)!

Milking holidays from a business and governing stand point is a good way to get the traffic you need in into your small area and boost the local businesses with some quick revenue. But that would be too much like right. Too much like not Oak Park, IL just taxing the shit of out of residents and not really doing anything else to ease the pain of over taxation. But that would be too much like right, oh well, maybe the next holiday.

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.

Faulty locks thanks to Oak Park Apartments started this blog

I managed to get my buddy Ma to record what was wrong with my door locks a while back because honestly, I just thought I would just report it to Greenplan Management and poof it would be fixed. Unfortunately, as I stated previously it did not work out that way, and he thought I should video tape the issue just in case. I had him do it because I did not want my hands, voice, anything in the video to identify me… paranoid, right???

So I could post on YouTube to warn other potential renters on what to look for when choosing an apartment or to have just in case I needed evidence that the lock was faulty if there was a break in. Then I lost the freaking video! Well, Ma told me he has it and I will post it up here soon either in a post or I will just edit this one and add it here.

When a key lock is movable it means that it is not securely screwed into the lock. Well if you are trying to get in at night or out of your apartment in a hurry, this could be a problem. Having a lock that works properly is of great importance, whether you are male, female, a couple or a family. You should have the peace of knowing that you are secure in your place or home. This was a key issue that Green plan management (Oak Park Apartments) forgot about with their shitty maintenance, Oh, I did not forget nor did my friend who recorded the video, I do not care if it gets 10 views or 10,000 so long as it is out there as prove of my claims and to show that I am bitchy for a REASON!

There is always cause and effect in the universe and you do not need to be Einstein nor be able to theorize the existence of the Universe to figure that truth out. This blog about Oak Park, Il was born out of something and this is where it started with these damn locks, so Oak Park, IL if you hate me and my blog redirect that shit onto Green Plan Management because they were the patron, the Latin meaning of the word, not the drink (which is fucking good by the way!), of all this, this the blog, my attitude, everything is upon them. All it took was one lazy ass nudge and bamm a monster was born.

Increase in Rental rates in Oak Park, IL

It is no argument that renting here in Oak Park, Il sucks the village tries to nickel and dime you for everything as if you own a home here too. However now it seems most rental properties are trying to raise the rental prices in Oak Park, IL LOL and for what??? This is a shitty little village that is getting fleeced out by the minute, half the village that is affected by it is crying a river the other half that is not does not give a shit. But that is okay, charge people sky high prices and they will go elsewhere to Berwyn, Cicero, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, you know better suburbs with better city planning.

With a 9% increase in the rental prices people are no longer looking to come to Oak Park, IL now you may say “who gives a shit” but those are people who would move into the area and spend their dollars at local businesses and buy parking stickers for their cars, you know tax dollars that go to that stupid ass pool at the local school. Now those dollars will go elsewhere, it does not help that Oak Park, IL is losing its mystique as is, no longer the quaint peaceful darling of Chicagoland suburbs with all the development happening around town.

Destroying whatever romanticism, the names of Wright and Hemingway brought to this place now, you have all these factors pushing people out to the point that what really lies underneath the façade of Oak Park, Il really shines through. As a place that you cannot afford, a place of corporate shrills and sellouts, a place that only welcomes you if you are the “right fit” diversity my ass. Oak Park, Il does not want your ass here and it is finally showing it.

This article shows the increase in the Chicagoland area:

https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/oak-park-rental-rates-have-skyrocketed-recent-years-report