Why the incumbent trustees are kicked out, a resident’s point of view

Oh man and I thought I hated Oak Park, IL you should really read the article on the Oak leaves (Oak Park’s “newsletter”) it is straight to the point letter on why the village board lost the elections! You can feel the hatred in every sentence! Obviously, there are issues with the Mayor and how he is developing Oak Park, IL then oh dog poop is another thorn in the side of the residents!

Oh, this author hates basically the same shit I do, no wonder why I have readers! There was such a hatred for the incumbents of this board during the election that the residents must have come out in droves to vote. Not only that but also sat down and wrote an article analyzing why the idiots who lost the election were fools to believe that they would win. Which in turn started a great discussion in the comment section about the issues facing Oak Park, Il, at least I am not the only one who see that this village is being fleeced.

Here click on the link regarding this fantastic article regarding this author’s opinion of the election: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-11-2017/Why-were-the-incumbent-trustees-defeated%3F/

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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/

Oak Park, IL election 2017: The ballot

Usually, I do not bother with politics but since the idiots at the village board in Oak Park, IL like to piss off everyone from seas to shining sea I have decided to at least find a link that discusses the upcoming elections. Obviously, these idiots must go as they are making decisions, not in the best interests of the taxpayers which includes all of us who rent or spend a dime in this shitty little village. Just go to the link and make a decision if you want to be shitted for a couple more years or you want a change from it.

  • Oak Park Village Trustee
  • Oak Park Village Clerk
  • Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees
  • River Forest Village Trustee
  • River Forest Village Clerk
  • River Forest Park Board
  • Oak Park Elementary School District 97
  • Oak Park High School District 200

Here is the link that talks more about the positions open to be voted upon in the upcoming election:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-10-2017/Wednesday-Journal’s-2017-Election-Headquarters/

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Ballot case not resolved

There is another issue of candidates not being eligible for being on the ballot, of course, more corruption in the tiny little village of Oak Park, IL. Tons of property being allocated for development and no planning whatsoever it makes traveling through Oak Park a nightmare and it seems if the village trustees get paid who cares right? Well, bring change to the village has come a whole lot harder and I am thankful that I do not own property in this bitch.

This little shitty little village has become more and more like Chicago and it does not even know it or want to admit it. Another waste of time for the voters, more taxpayer dollars wasted on court hearings crappy played out election results that will lead to favor whoever the money is behind, sounds just like Chicago!

No wonder most residents are heading south to places like Orland Park or even Schaumburg who would want to stay here where corruption is out in the open? Even the legends of Wright and Hemingway cannot restore this village the respectability that it once had, not at all.

Here is the article discussing the candidates on the ballot who may or may not be eligible:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-28-2017/Days-away-from-election,-ballot-case-still-not-resolved/

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, Il budget issues

So, Oak Park, Il cannot pay its bills huh? Typical. Remember how they pushed for that pool that costs millions now the village board has pushed through a sizable budget with tax hikes! I am so glad I do not own property here, but I wonder how they will raise the money they need to cover the “structural deficit” that is mentioned in the article below. I think they will probably screw the homeowners a bit more and then screw, the people who have cars with parking and sticker increases.

I love how everyone or every municipal government entity blames the fact that they have to pay pensions for the law enforcement and fire departments when this is something that these governments agreed to a long time ago, when you already know a bill has to be paid at a certain time, you cannot just kick the problem down the road or just ignore it. Hell, if we can I want to do that with my student loans! But local governments like Oak Park, Il like to make these funds responsible or act like funding pensions is evil in some way.

I bet every person the board is having their pensions paid, I bet they would find the money and tax the shit out of everyone living in the Oak Park, Il area to get that money! The fact that the budget has had deficits for years is just stupid and many of the comments listed under the article seem to agree, but how are these people and this mayor still on the board are still elected and still are able to carry on without any of the residents publicly complaining or organizing, protesting about getting fucked over?

Nah, that would be putting walking the walk and talking the talk, so as long as these officials have no one from the residents or these two departments standing up to them, crappy budgets, ill-paid pensions and high taxes will be the standard for years to come. Suck it Oak Park, Il suck it.

Here is the article regarding the misaligned budget for 2017, congrats Oak Park, Il you hit another one out the park! http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-9-2016/Oak-Park-OKs-$135-million-budget,-triggering-tax-hike/

I Voted! HAHA NO to the stupid OPRFHS Pool!!!!

I took time out upon this very special election day to vote my conscience, and my hatred for badgering mailers, and decided to vote for the best route I believe for the village of Oak park. I voted no to their stupid pool because the village still did not illustrate the benefits of the poll to me, whether it was in the short term or the long term.

If you are paying for something you want to know what you are paying for, and how it benefits YOU in the short and long runs. No talk about new jobs or new businesses or tax breaks just pay more money on your property taxes, which thank GOD I do not own any here in this seedy little village.

Well, I am off to throw my sticker in the garbage and go about my everyday life, because after today America gets not want it needs or wants… it gets what it deserves!

I found this fun clip on how one family is protecting their freedom of speech:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-installs-electric-fence-dog-062711102.html

Either aisle of the political spectrum you are on its hilarious!

Vote D200 Yes to OPRFHS Referendum: I was sent another fucking card!

Okay, now we are really pushing it. The fact of the matter is that OPRFHS is a pain in my ass, I received yet ANOTHER card about that stupid pool referendum Vote D200 Yes my ass. You know this being an election year we are continuously being bombarded about political messages so it is enough to hear all that shit (no matter how you vote) but to have some bureaucratic agency adding to it is just some sour shit. Do they think by sending some bs about their frivolous project will help garner votes?

Honestly looking at the card all they state as winners are the students, THEN the OP-RF residents, HA! Basically putting the taxpaying residents second, in other words, thank God I rent so I do not have to foot the bill for this shit. But hey I do vote and I do not appreciate such badgering, you do not steamroll someone into voting your way. All that breeds is resentment and then when election time comes up for local government positions in Oak Park, IL, those pissed off residents who still harbor that resentment will vote upon that convictions. Hopefully to appoint new Board members and not have things like this happen again.

A few points:

  • When you state “don’t be fooled” and state your points, unless you are a blogger like myself you want to word your points as if you are stating facts not opinion. Meaning “Actual pool cost is $21.m (Not “37.3m”) attitude much? Having an attitude does not win me over, ugly is just ugly, and I vote against it all the time.
  • The whole card or message is trying to frame this “us” mentality after they already went ahead and voted to try to move ahead with the project they wanted. It is on the ballot because the residents do not want it in the first place. The board did this on their own now they suffer for it.
  • Have you ever heard of an extensive street resurfacing project being voted on by residents, no? Exactly because something like that is necessary, this project is not. How will this benefit the taxpaying residents there is no mention or details if you have time to make two different flyers and send them out before the before the vote you have enough time to specifically state the benefits.
  • This card reveals a Freudian slip in the order they state the “winners” of this project by putting the TAXPAYERS, the resident last, they should have been first. In fact, if you are trying to win funding from someone in the real world you tell that group how it would benefit the community and/or the patrons, not how it would benefit you. Ask any kid their weight in gold when they are asking for a new car. The ones that are successful bring up how they will be less of a burden to their parents, there is no mention of benefits to them. The ones that are not successful are the ones stating how they are going cruising to hookup, pick up their friends to get high or go to underage parties that no parents are involved and there are tons of alcohol. Which is basically what this group is doing.
  • Quotation marks used throughout the whole presentation of the facts, just shows the level of frustration that is underlining this group’s efforts. I am kind of surprised this is coming from representatives of an educational institution but then again I am not.

I can vote in Oak Park, Il and I rent so this taxing really does not mean shit to me HAHA but I will vote no, so this group win or lose can suck it. Oh one more point they state the actual pool cost is 21.4millon, but in today’s day and age have you ever heard of any construction project coming in at or under the proposed budget? Yeah very rarely, and I doubt this project will be at just 21.4 million but I am not worried I am not paying for it.

Just saying NO to the Mailing for the Vote yes Referendum Card I was sent

Oh so I got home and checked my mail and got one of these Vote Yes on 200 the Oak Park River Forest High School Referendum telling me about the Tax cost per Household (annual Property tax Bill) and how it will greatly impact the students of OPRFHS plus the benefits that THEY, the students will reap. Geez, glad I rent over in this bitch and do not own property, I mean it seems like a small group of government or legislative idiots pushing through a measure that will cost the majority of residents a huge ton of cash, in which only a few select individuals will be able to use.

I wonder will residents be able to show their tax bill and use the pool if they want? I mean they will have at least a couple grand invested into this thing by the time it’s done right? Oh it also expands areas for the Performing Arts, which is usually for any school is first set of programs they eliminated if there are budget holes LOL! Does every resident get a free ticket for a concert since they are being forced to pay for the pool? I mean it’s like Windows 10 where Microsoft tried to stuff it down every PC owners that only to have it be rejected by the vast majority of users. Here in Oak Park, Il you have the majority of residents REJECTING the idea of this expensive ass pool.

Probably because like me they do not see the need for the extra expense is needed, nor do they think the extra add-on is necessary there is not a convincing argument for the majority of the residents to add on an extra line cost to their already tightened and taxed household budgets. How about they do not have any kids that go to the school? Maybe they have pets instead of kids, because they do not want any because they do not want the extra expense, or maybe these residents cannot have any? Thanks OPRFHS for pushing this agenda on these groups of residents. How about those residents that are single or maybe even elderly and/or their kids are in college now so they see no need to keep assisting OPRFHS anymore?

I mean doesn’t enough of our taxes go to schools and it seems there are still issues of funding? I think that statement is reflective of most, not all, of the school districts in the Chicagoland area. But to have a school board that just wants to tax the residents for frivolous expenses for things the majority of the residents do not believe is necessary is why I got this stupid card. I mean I did not get a card from the vote NO to 200 group at all you know what that means? It means that the support is there, to vote NO, not to vote YES In other words, it is like when you go over your friend’s house and their little dog runs up to you as you come into the door and starts humping your leg savagely. It’s gross and annoying, just leave me alone.