Oak Park, IL parking plan stupidity

Here is how stupid Oak Park, Il is regarding the parking issue not in the village but around it. The village restricts parking for the residents on the Oak Park side of Austin, like these same residents could not just park down one of the side streets on the Chicago side. The idea that you would regulate even a border street (with the city) is just crazy and greedy.

I am not sure how long something like this has been going on, but it is borderline insanity (pun intended) so on May 8th the village board had meeting to schedule a meeting to discuss this issue in September.

Yup, a meeting to have a meeting to discuss an already complicated issue. Stupid? Yes, but that is Oak Park, IL it is simply a way to kick the issue down the road. Although the idea of partnering with SpotHero or ParkWhiz (mobile parking app companies) is a great idea its seems like a way for the village to pimp out a bit more of Oak Park, IL just like the city of Chicago did with the downtown parking. Of course, now that city is stuck in a 99-year lease without a way out. Maybe Oak Park, Il is looking to do the same…

Click here for the stupidity regarding Oak Park’s stupidity (yeah said twice, because it was twice as nice) regarding parking:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-parking-plan-tl-0511-20170509-story.html

Taco Bell in Oak Park, Il

OMG so Oak park, IL is going to get a Taco Bell?? Awesome, for my late night tummy, but not for the historic sensibility of the area or its residents! Right on Madison Street too!

I see by the comments that the residents understand what type of impact that this restaurant chain moving into their area would mean for the village, in fact it destroys the “look” of Oak Park, Il and the chance for smaller businesses to have an opportunity to come in and grow. But what the hell, since the Mayor and Village board love selling Oak Park away and the residents allow it to happen everything is cool until it brings unwanted streams of traffic, destroys the parking structure in the neighborhood or bring unwanted violence from the people driving through Oak park, Il and wanting that late-night taco fix.

Geez, I have to go all the way to the Forest park, IL Taco bell for grub and those fools look shady in that mother but can fix a mean taco. The resistance to this new Taco bell reminds me of the resistance facing the new Taco Bell being introduced in the Pilsen area. The residents crying about “authentic flavor” but like the new location in Oak Park, IL the sites for development each have been empty for years. So instead of crying about some chain coming in and ruining the ambiance of the area residents should have worked to get smaller businesses into those spots, so Taco Bell would have no choice but to go elsewhere.

Quit crying this is the new Oak park, IL if you are going to do nothing but cry about it and vote the same idiots who ruin your peaceful little village, then don’t worry about it

Here is the article discussing the new neighbor on Madison Street:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-27-2017/Taco-Bell-headed-for-Madison-Street-in-Oak-Park/

Taco bell in Pilsen:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170405/pilsen/taco-bell-is-coming-pilsen-area-some-neighbors-are-insulted

More Crime in Oak Park, IL at my fav 7-eleven!

Yeah, so crime hit one of my favorite stops on my way to the downtown area the 7-Eleven on Chicago avenue was hit by two bozos with a gun. Kind of crazy because every time I go into this location there is either a cop leaving, or coming in as I leave so I thought this was a better or safer location but I guess I was wrong. I wonder what all the taxes that the residents pay to go to?

Oh right, that money is going to be used for swimming pools they cannot use and helping developers pimp out downtown Oak Park instead of paying for more cops. Or are the cops are even doing their job? For some of the stupid crimes that are listed in the article below, it seems this is either a mixed bag answer or just a standard “no” especially when the offenders fleeing on foot from this 7-eleven location.

These are some of the dumbest criminals on the face of the planet who only got $60 for their troubles and then run away to …safety because they are no cops to stop them. Of course, Oak Park, IL’s government is not concerned with important matters like safety or parking issues for its residents just the high rise and making a buck off the trust of the residents.

Click on the link to see the details about the holdup at the 7-Eleven and other crimes that faced Oak Park, IL recently:  http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-11-2017/7_Eleven-on-Chicago-Ave.-robbed-at-gunpoint/

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Oak Park, IL -River Forest Election results shocker

Okay the people of Oak Park, Il have surprised even me! After the general election, I was shocked! You actually did good and voted out at least three incumbents that were supported by the development groups turning Oak Park, IL into little Chicago. These candidates Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews won by better margins than the Village Manager Association backed candidates. Hopefully with residents like these in positions of power maybe, and I do say, maybe the village board of Oak Park, Il will get focused on issues that really concerns the residents like traffic, parking, etc., not just fleecing the downtown area to local developers.

So, this is one of those various instances that I must say KUDOS! to Oak Park, IL. I truly hope there is an atmosphere of transparency and communication as a result of this, fingers crossed. But until they get all the idiots off the village board I am not sure there will be major changes in directions or focus made.

Here is the link with the great news: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-4-2017/Oak-Park-trustee-challengers-sweep-election/

Opposition to the Madison Avenue proposal in Oak Park, IL

Covered this before in my blog as well, the development in the area near Madison avenue in Oak Park, IL

Again the residents are not told about the construction of various properties around the village and the Dudley dumb dee Mayor of the village is trying to push another construction project ahead. Does he not live in this area, and the new construction will boost his property values.. nice. They are trying to build another grocery store in this area, like the Walgreens and Jewel down the street need competition, this is just another example of stupid construction and corrupt politics, whatever happened to “for the people by the people…”?

Obviously, the village government does not know how to ask the people of Oak Park, Il what they want and accept it, the village is becoming more and more like Chicago every day it is not funny. The people of Oak Park, Il really need one of those recall votes, or no confidence votes for this Mayor to get him out quickly, Oak park, Il will not be how the residents envision it anymore and I am surprised the State is allowing them to cause the type of traffic nightmare that you know will need to be fixed in 5 to 10 years with State and Federal dollars.

When all this Mayor (“No means YES!”) needs to do is listen to the people who elected him! Maybe all these groups that are opposing all these stupid projects individually that I have mentioned in this blog should come together and give the Mayor one big fight or Fuck You, either way combine efforts and get the Mayor out,

Here is the article talking about the opposition the Mayor faced regarding the proposed construction on Madison Avenue from the residents of Oak Park, Il who live in that area:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-15-2016/Anan-forum-draws-opponents-of-Madison-Street-plan/

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Eisenhower and possible tolls and the Mayor (of Oak Park, Il ) who does not listen

I was looking up traffic for the Christmas Holiday around Oak Park, Il to get a feel for how it is to drive on the Eisenhower, and I saw that they might add toll roads to it? It’s hard enough to get around the city as is, so some greedy ass lawmaker wants to make a profit off it? Geez, no wonder why people leave this area in droves!

Then I saw that the Mayor of Oak Park, IL wants to add ANOTHER round of vote regarding noise dampening walls as construction may begin in 2017. There is just enough bullshit I could deal with this guy if I owned a home here and thank God I do not because he and the rest of the officials in Oak Park, IL ask the people what they think about this wall project, about the pool project and when the residents say “NO!” these fucking idiots want to ask again!!!!

It is like these fools do not understand the meaning of “NO” like they are stalkers, rapists, or really bad insurance salesmen, no means no, so move on! Not in Oak Park, IL where they will push and push until they tax YOUR income until they get THEIR way and THEIR vision of what Oak Park, IL is.

When you think of the taxes involved and the amount of money you pay for the property here, you would think you would be treated better than a 5-year-old kid, some people like telling them what to do, what to believe and how they should pay taxes without PROPER representation of what they want. It’s good we are warming back up to Russia because Oak Park, Il is going to fit right in, the rest of us who say “NO!” to this type of shit, we’re Americans.

Here’s the link to the article talking about the Eisenhower changes, the proposed tolls and the non-American mayor of Oak park, IL who wants to do what he wants: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-interstate-290-tl-1222-20161215-story.html

Oak Park River Forest High School Pool Referendum D220 Committee, yet again.

 Try, try, try and try fucking again, freaking greedy dipshit inbred idiots, obviously the people who brought you the stupidity of the Vote D200 and stupid pool referendum all trying to bring you a sequel of bullshit. Because they think you did not understand what they were trying to sell you the first time. No, more than half the village of Oak Park, IL smelled the bullshit and voted no, but that’s not stopping this committee of greedy idiots. They make the excuse they are trying to build area for technology to meet the demands of a “virtual learning opportunities” then why they need a fucking pool? Give these kids a bunch of iPads and call it a day.

Even though this board of morons is opening the issue to the public for discussion their efforts in the past were not successful so what makes them think that this time will be different? Although they are bringing one new person in, “new blood” but it really does not matter if the board is still stuck with the majority of idiots who have done constant committee on this thing and the end result is still the same.

At this point it looks like one the board is filled with sore losers, second there is something obviously corrupt or “rotten in Denmark” that they are trying to push this issue as hard as they are, and third if they did not accept the vote of the referendum on Nov 8th then what says they will listen to their dissenters during the outreach process.

But that’s Oak Park, Il for you, they do not care what anyone else thinks or says (as obvious by the comments section of the article below), they will do what they want and use your tax dollars to do it! It’s like getting a sexual disease when you don’t use condoms you keep going RAW you keep on and keep on, the end result is going to be negative. The same thing here with the 200 vote popping up again, they keep on and the situation will be negative as well.

Here is the article regarding the D200 failed pool and the new committee:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-15-2016/After-failed-pool-plan,-D200-to-form-new-committee/

Bank Of America expansion stalled in Oak Park, IL

The Marshall field building property … what? I just posted about this! Cool beans! This property on Harlem and Lake I have already bitched about, will be part of the increase rate of traffic at this intersection. The new Bank of America location was going to be another factor into the traffic dilemma, but I said “was” the project is now stalled!

Now having an organization like BOA wanting to move into a property like this like wanting it bad is exceptional, but the area leaders have misgivings of what it will bring to the area? HA! Really??? Because it does not conform to the standard of the “commercial area” and you have a Mary jane dispensary a few doors down, come on!

Although I do not like the idea of increased traffic in the area I think the idea of BOA locating in this spots would probably the best option for LESS traffic being generated at this intersection. Now BOA and another suitor for the location are thinking about going elsewhere and they should because why wait for Oak Park, Il to make up its mind If they want your business to be in THEIR area.

It sounds like a crazy ex that wants you to where the green socks instead of the white ones otherwise they are not going with you to your parents’ house for Christmas -sounds crazy right? So does the reasoning for BOA now being moved into this location asap but what does make sense in Oak Park, IL really? I mean they will have a Target store in the area but no BOA, I can tell which would be more out of place in the area and it is not BOA! I just love the fact that Oak Park, Il shoots itself in the foot every chance it can get. Just Stupid.

Here is the article discussing the delay of BOA moving into the Marshall Field’s building:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-13-2016/Marshall-Field-building-proposals-in-limbo/

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/

Target comes to Oak Park, IL!

Celebrate!  I see the news regarding a small Target near Lake and Harlem! I love how the residents and sometimes officials state they want to preserve the “heritage” of Oak Park, IL with its “feel” and architecture and such. Well, putting a Target near one of the busiest intersections around the village and area is the greatest way to do that! Great going morons! Where did the city planners get their degrees? In a Cereal box???

The traffic in this area and this intersection is already a mess so let’s add a huge name brand store and not add enough parking spots in the area because that is the intelligent thing to do. I love the fact that Chicago corruption has hit Oak Park, Il in a major way because there is no way this seems reasonable to the average resident’s sensibilities those who profess the glory of Oak Park, Il’s individual uniqueness.

Now this area of Harlem and Lake has been set up to be as bad as or ten times worse than the area where Forest Park, Il has the Walmart on Roosevelt and Desplaines Avenues. No longer can Oak Park, Il state it is unique it has become like every other village or town that has poor planning and terrible grasps of its own traffic problems. There are tons of places and empty spaces for a Target on Madison avenue but that would be thinking and logical, alas Oak Park, IL in its vanity is not about that.

Once they see the crowds a Target brings (which is almost as bad as Walmart crowds) they will realize someone has sold Oak Park, Il’s already pitiful soul to the devil, but then it will be too late to make changes. Changes in the infrastructure, streets etc., and no I did not forget about all the small unique businesses around Harlem and Lake that a small Target will kill once introduced into the area.

Bravo! Thank you Oak Park, IL for proving me right and that you are the biggest combination of idiots and hypocrites of them all!

Here is the link spreading the joy of my continued on the point opinion about Oak Park, IL:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-29-2016/Target-store-coming-to-downtown-Oak-Park/

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