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/

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From Oak Park, IL to the Chicago Cubs World Series parade downtown

Damn I was downtown, at the Cubs parade I could not get any pictures though, because I was packed in with another 5 million people (Cubs fans) and soon as the double deckers came around it was like a wave of people crushing down on my ass! It was worse than the Blackhawks parades, which I left work to go see, yeah I straight told the boss and he was like “hell yeah” and I got some pictures from that but this Cubs parade? No way honey! I realized that I also could not leave my spot otherwise I would not have seen the players and the other people around me would have definitely took it! So I did not drink anything, I was so dehydrated!

Anyway like I have said beforehand there is nothing going on in Oak Park, IL with any Chicagoland sports teams, nothing, absolutely nothing. No honors, no special events, just eh, I mean they will spend 40 million on a pool that their high school swim team can only use, but other than that, it is just dry a stale sliced white bread.

<> on November 2, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

But how about those Cubbies? After 71 years of last going to the World Series, after 108 years of last winning a World Series, then staging a comeback after being down 3-1 in the series, then blowing that lead in Game 7, man it was a story for Hollywood! I really enjoyed going downtown and talking with the other fans and hearing how long they were fans, their experiences with family when going to games. It was truly a fun experience talking and cheering with the fans seeing the players go by. Then I had to go home and damn it was crazy you would think Rahm would have gotten his shit together and worked this out, the CTA Lines (trains) and platforms were too damn crowded. Union Station was crazy people were everywhere I tried to take the Metra home but I thought twice and took the cramped blue line, with again tons of Cubs fan.

It was a great experience even though it was chaotic and disorganized (i.e.: muddy fields of Grant Park) it was a real “high” and tons of fun it was great that people were able to come together and have a peaceful celebration. Of course, the downer was coming back to Oak Park, IL. What is the best way I can illustrate how the change of energy, the change of emotion from coming from the Cubbies World Series parade back to Oak Park, IL? Oh, it is like drinking, dancing with a bunch of great friends at a club/bar and then having some random stranger come up to you and punch you hard as they can in the gut and then they stand over you saying you deserve it. Yeah, it was a real buzzkill, to the rest of the Cub fans I hope to do this again NEXT year! YEAH!!!!! Wooooooooooooo

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Crime on the Blue Line is a Headache for travel in Oak Park, IL especially with the World Series on the way!

Just as you thought it was alright to ride the blue line CTA trains again from Oak Park, IL to downtown Chicago, now another crime spree:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161015/garfield-park/blue-line-train-thieves-beat-victims-before-robbing-them-police-say

I know first thing you will say is that “hey that’s Chicago not Oak Park, IL but considering that the Blue line runs through Oak Park, IL at least three times you should be worried about such a criminal element coming to Oak Park, IL. If they have access to the blue line it would be foolish to believe that they would stay upon that train within the Chicago metro area waiting to be caught. Although I am saying “they: and “them” we are dealing with criminals obviously that are very violent you will beat the shit out of you while robbing you.

The imaginary boundary that exists in Oak Park, Il will not protect it or its residents like this from crime spreading here nor will safeguard residents going into the city. We cannot just look the other way we have to be diligent when going into the city and around the areas near the blue line stops here in Oak Park, Il. I say that because criminals usually try to stay very close to their avenues of transport or escape so if they migrate to Oak Park, Il for a change of venue then all the delusional hippies might get knocked in the head for their money or some idiot kids walking while paying attention to their phones could get those items stolen easily.

When one thinks of this type of possibility you can easily get nervous or even overreact but again all that is needed is to be alert and realize that you are in the real world even though you are in Oak Park, IL. Don’t fool yourself and keep alert this may f up your drinking plans for the World series but it is better safe than sorry.

Where to go in Oak Park, IL to watch the Chicago Cubs win?

So if the Cubs win the World Series are people in the Chicago going to riot I just want to know not because I want a free television (lol) but I wonder what that means for Oak Park, IL? Is everyone going to jump on the bandwagon or what? It’s a shame I do not know where there are some local places to go around here to enjoy the games but again when there are no real businesses that promote such “activities” what you are going to do?

Well go elsewhere, of course, tons of spots inWrigleyville, and all around the city to go to hang out and have a couple of drinks watch the games and get into shape for the eventual meltdown if this IS the year. Unfortunately, because there are no real places that one can go to in Oak Park, Il for these type of things, because it is so quiet, like a crypt ha ha.

Hopefully, I will not get raped, mugged, or simply just jumped coming off one of the cta lines out here in Oak park, Il, after leaving a game, but of course that can “happen anywhere” unfortunately it should not happen here, but alas there is a possibility that it might, a chance that it might. If the Cubs make it to the series I am ready to take that chance and hope that I do not have to park too far away from a train stop on a dark dimly lit street (tons of those in Oak Park, IL).

I guess my main complaint is the lack of Cub “fever” here or venues to play in, I would like stuff to do here that I do not see tons of kids, or pretentious behavior just adults and some fun times. Jesus, sheer boredom on a stick.