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: