Modern Construction will eliminate “Vintage” wiring in Oak Park, IL

I cannot believe that the local government agencies allow apartment buildings in the Oak Park area to have such crappy electrical set ups for their buildings. I mean there are outlets from the 1950s or maybe 1930s it’s just ancient compared to today’s standards or the new construction that is occurring in downtown Oak Park. It is so scatterbrained, it is like the village is waiting for a major fire to happen before having on a set of standards.

Of course, these vintage set ups are still allowed because renters buy into the illusion that Oak Park’s culture and acceptance into the area’s community is just to “roll with” it. However, this illusion is now being challenged by the new buildings being built in the area, it shows that the new residents are not accepting these old-fashioned standards. In fact, today’s technology of temperature controls, surge protector outlets, and low wattage lights are all pieces of the environmentally friendly message that Oak Park, Il espouses to masses.

But again, the massive contradiction that is Oak Park, Il there is this environmental holier than thou message or fantasy that is pushed by those disillusional hippies here only to be dashed by the reality of the two prolog outlets that pop up in the various dwellings here in Oak Park, Il. The two standards cannot exist side by side, and the more younger renters that come into the village the louder, the more the voices that will request, that will demand newer standards.

The demand for new technology for dwellings to become environ mentally friendly will become prevalent. Change is inevitable for Oak Park, Il and I for one cannot wait to see it happen. The more people who speak up for modern technology the more likely we will be seeing the end of “vintage” wiring in Oak Park, Il.

Have a bad situation in Oak Park, IL, the bureaucracy will make it worse

I read an article about how Oak Park, IL’s bureaucracy basically screwed over a family that was trying to recover after a fire to their home. After the Dec. 7, 2016, fire the owner got the ball rolling for rebuilding for him and his family. The owner’s contractor has made mistakes in the plans however in this process, Oak Park, IL uses a third-party vendor to (as they imply) streamline the application and approval/rejection.

So, after the owner got a rejection on the March 22 it was resubmitted then on April 27 the third party approved the application and gave a permit. Only to have it rejected by the village’s building department the next day, meaning that these two segmented departments that one gives the so-called approval process to the other only to have the first department override the latter. That seems to me like Organizational dysfunction, which is what this is.

Regardless of the whole story as mentioned in the article, however, the point is, that even after the situation was mentioned (about the fire) one of the village building representatives stated that once they knew the situation, it got fast forwarded. However, another one, the director of development customer services, stated that all cases (no matter the circumstances) are managed “in the same queue” and that the owner could have paid a double fee to get himself pushed up to the front of the line. NICE.

I can really, feel the empathy from the director of what???? “development customer services” to justify the dysfunction with you can be double charged, even after your fire, a fee to lead probably more dysfunction…. just so ignorant. Oh and the Oak Park Chief Building Official stated that only two or three new construction projects are “done” a year….. I see why due to all the red tape residents must go through for their construction projects who the fuck would bother? Unless they were backed with a developer and tons of money to grease the wheels further like the projects downtown, people like this unfortunate owner get the runaround and ignorance thrown at them.

Oh, I did note in this article the village representatives mentioned that the owner’s architect could have come into the village in person to “work out the problems” sounds like under the table, corruption type shit to me. Why? Because if they can email the plans to the third-party vendor as the Oak Park representatives mentioned in the article why could they not email the architect about the problems with the plans?

This to me is a great reason why not to buy property within Oak Park, Il there is crazy restrictions, red tape and corruption all over this village. The residents obviously put up with it and keep voting corrupt officials who perpetuate this situation and with them being part of the problem, I am sure that what happened to this homeowner has happened before and will again.

Click here for the stupidity that Oak Park, IL has it regards to be rebuilding especially after a fire:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/5-12-2017/Family-displaced-by-fire-says-Oak-Park-made-rebuilding-frustrating/

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

 

Telling people about Oak Park, IL

I think I may have introduced a non-internet person to the blog I was getting my hair done, and I was talking to the stylist about where I live you know how that comes up in small talk at a hair salon. The stylist was like “Oh Oak Park nice!” and I had to stop her right there because I am not going to let anyone get hoodwinked by this shitty little village ever again.

I told her that even some of the residents hate it because of the crime and how the village is condensing these developments near downtown Oak Park. Being from Berwyn, IL she thought that the development was great although she would not go into the area because of the traffic. I immediately told her a lot of people in Oak Park, IL are feeling the same way, crushed by the construction, traffic and parking situation that faces people every day in Oak Park, IL.

I told her about the Old Lady on Harvey story that wanted me to move my car and she stated that “they have parking restrictions in Berwyn but it is not THAT bad!” yup. Of course, it is only that bad in Oak Park, IL a shitty little village trying to be a big city in its downtown without the infrastructure, planning or vision to carry this monumental feat off.  I told her about the blog and some of the other stories that I still must write on here, and she told me she is good staying in Berwyn!

Hey, at least I got another converter or person steering clear of Oak Park, IL and all its craziness before it is too late and that is the main reason why, why I started this blog. Go elsewhere but here.

Construction on South Blvd another headache

There is another new development planned for South Boulevard great more traffic problems.  This is another pathway to destruction lead by the same idiot mayor who is trying to have Oak Park, Il under major construction on all major streets without a care to who it hurts. This article clearly states that the direction of this development has not taken into account the tenants of surrounding residences or businesses who would be negatively affected by this construction.

I mean shit you have a psychologist worrying about her “fragile’ patients to worries about developers abusing entitlements and flipping the property to new owners. This is what I like to call a basket full of fucking problems, and the mayor is like, not giving a shit neither is the board of trustees. What kind of soundbite is “I understand the concern, I really do..”  WTF??? That is dripping with sarcasm. I glad this shit is happening its like the people of stuck up Oak Park, Il and everyone else fooled to go along with these idiots are getting the payback for thinking they are better than everyone else. With all their progressive bullshit, with their false pretenses and tell you-what-to-do-because-I-own-a-home-fuckery.

I am glad I only rent and that the village trustees and Judas ass mayor is selling off Oak Park, Il bit by bit, they will probably sell off Hemingway’s home or museum for a high rise next! Logically how do you say you are the hometown of Frank Lloyd Wright with all these crappy tall gothic structures going up all over the place? No, you cannot, Oak Park, Il is slowly losing its identity and I am glad!

Here is the article talking about the South Blvd development:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-715-south-boulevard-tl-0309-20170307-story.html

The fleecing of Oak Park, IL

I love the new fleecing of Oak Park, Il’s downtown, I love the chaos it will bring. Screw the environmental bullshit, the “shade will kill trees” crap oh I love it, these are the representatives that the residents of Oak Park, Il voted in, doing this shit and the residents are getting what deserve what they get. Representatives who are pimping out downtown property to development companies that honestly are not in the wrong here, but are taking advantage of an opportunity that is presented to them by these elected representatives.

Isn’t that what the residents of Oak Park, Il teach their kids? When an opportunity is presented take it! I love seeing and hearing about these idiots planning events with face painting smores and nature tours…. Hahahaha what the fuck is that supposed to do? What kind of hippie-tree-hugging shit is that? Get a fucking real strategy like picketing the development companies’ offices or the homes of their employees or how about getting petitions for new elections for new representatives? Grow the fuck up or just accept that Oak Park, Il is slowly becoming little Chicago dipshits.

You already got fucked parking rules and crazy taxes for cheaper property assessments meanwhile the village is increasing looking like most of the residential section are stuck in the 1980s with paint jobs that mirror that time. Now you got a mayor that cannot wait to sell half of downtown away to developers increasing traffic problems and killing that nostalgic “feel” that Oak park, Il is clinging onto like a crackhead to his pipe. But hey just keep an “open mind” like your mayor said, hey you’re progressive Oak Park, Il congrats! But nothing is helping you save your idyllic hometown with this idiot as mayor. Hahhahahahaha Idiots aplenty!

The movement being lead by the lead sell out, the mayor of Oak Park, IL:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/1-17-2017/New-tower-planned-for-downtown-Oak-Park/

These are some articles that talk about the “rallies” the residents had, in comparison dogs with diarrhea would have been more effective making a statement than these fools:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-austin-gardens-rally-tl-0309-20170307-story.html

Cry me a river about the 8-story limit:

http://www.riverforest.com/News/Articles/3-7-2017/People-to-village%3A-Stop-downtown-high_rise/

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/

An Oak Park Il blog on … A Wednesday? huh?

Posts on a Wednesday?? WTF??? Recently I have been working wallpapers for the blog for the desktop usage to sharing old posts that did not get my attention when this blog first started. All the while I have been working through the class from hell, with the crazy outburst of a teacher gone wrong. I mean just because you have self-image problems do not make me pay for them! I was in there with a blog buddy of mine and did not know it until we started trading stories so now it is a race to complete our programs to see who will bitch about her first on our blogs!

I updated some of my stuff on Facebook I usually don’t post pictures of me or my friends hanging out but we got lit, like bad, so what the hell. I usually don’t post shit like that because it ends up on twitter were old white guys just want to slap women’s pussies or argue with you the finer points of Hemingway like the know it all shits they are (oh I haven’t forgotten you bitch)!

I am also enjoying the changing of Oak Park, IL into new Chicago, my guess is that it is only a matter of time before the village trustees run this fucking village so far into the red that they vote to become a part of Chicago. I mean look at all the construction around Oak Park, this is not what Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned at all, but of course that fucker has been dead for a generation or two. Times a changing and so is Oak Park, Il heh and the residents are freaking out -I love chaos! See ya soon!

Travelling around Oak Park, IL

The construction around Oak Park, Il is annoying including the fact just recently they were cutting trees just before the Christmas holiday, I mean right before. Like on the 21st to the 23rd there were crews on Harlem avenue of all places cutting down trees you know with people trying to do last minute shopping or on their way to go out of town for vacation. And the already small narrow expanse of Harlem going north (two lanes) was cut down to one. 

This made it very interesting when travelling around on the lunch break, of course, I was on my way to either go to Wing stop or the Thai place next to it, so I knew getting back would be a mess and I was right, only Oak park, Il would have the least amount of warning regarding this work, and plan to do so, so close to the holiday.

I wonder if any of you had to go through this traffic nightmare on Harlem avenue at this time. It seems like Oak Park, Il never gets its village improvements quite right, and construction can last for months (i.e. Chicago Avenue) or a few really inconvenient days like this project.

Does anyone else have these issues traveling through Oak Park, IL even on the outskirts???

The skyline of Oak Park, IL

The Skyline in Oak Park, Il is changing totally long gone is the pristine folksy atmosphere as bigger and bigger building go up, the romanticism of Oak Park, Il is changing, has gone and now basically forever changed. The Area of Harlem avenue and Lake Street, has become similar to the busier areas of downtown Chicago without any improvements to the traffic situation.

The most gratificating thing about this is that Oak Park, IL tried to hang onto the romanticism bullshit while they are simply being hypocrites and selling their soul to the almighty dollar at the same time!

Thank you, Oak Park, Il for proving you are still, full of shit as always!