River Forest Public works project-Oak Park, Il related

The great thing about this River Forest Public works project is that it will put a couple of traffic sign improvements to the Lake and Thatcher intersection. Adding some turn signals to this intersection is a welcomed change. There are some are other intersections in the village of Oak Park, IL that could use this common sense. But being River Forest, IL they are singular but combined to Oak Park, IL it seems only for educational crap.

When you go down Thatcher Avenue it is a freaking fantastic, I mean you literally speed through from North Avenue to Lake Street without all the idiot restrictions that you get growing through Oak Park, IL. The traffic signals will hopefully ease the backup when there is rush hour.

Here is the link that briefly discusses the traffic signals at this intersection:

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-24-2019/Public-works-projects-aim-to-ease-traffic,-parking/

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Oak Park, IL related- Chicago Cubs firing madden

Ah so the Chicago cubs fired the coach who took them to the series. Great. Nowhere else do they fire a person in authority who has produced so much in a little amount of time. We probably lead the sports world in stupidity, but I digress. There is less to be excited about this upcoming year for my cubs now.

I am not sure if the lack of antics or change in coaching style will lead to a positive change next year. When there is a team involved the issues regarding it, involve multiple people. And yes, the head coach is the leader of the overall team, but as any chef can tell you that you can only follow a recipe if you have all the right ingredients. This year the team did not, and I am highly doubtful for next year.

 

Sojourner house -Oak Park Housing Authority housing homeless patients

The Oak Park Housing Authority owns the Sojourner house which makes it’s mission to house homeless patients after surgery in an effort for patients to recover and help places like MacNeal Hospital house these individuals temporarily. Now how this feat of overwhelming compassion happens without some resident going freaking crazy is beyond me. But this is really is good thing that the village is doing. Hopefully in turn there is some money being thrown to the village by the state of Illinois, because that is just how the state works.

At the same time major metropolitan areas are pushing their homeless out of areas they have decided to encamp upon, the village is giving temporary refuge to those healing form injuries they could not afford nor had a place to get better from. I hope that the village does stay the course of this mission at Sojourner house because these are individuals who obviously have no one else to depend upon Hopefully (I am using that a lot) as a society and as the idiots in Oak Park, IL who always like to portray themselves as that beacon on hill,  who find the moral decency to keep this program going for years to come.

Here is the link discussing The Sojourner house’s mission:

https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/sojourner-house-offers-housing-for-homeless-medical-patients/5535573/

 

Svengoolie 40th anniversary

Finally the Chicago icon Svengoolie (Rich Koz) is going to be honored for his 40 years of broadcast infamy the City Council of Chicago, not Berwyn will be congratulating him on his most amazing accomplishment. His original set is of course at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago. This icon has made Halloween and B-grade horror movies cool for generations and is finally getting his due.

It’s a shame that Berwyn did not honor this legend in the same vein as how Oak Park, forgets some of their other famous sons and daughters. It has to be a suburb thing. But Chicago is taking advantage of this slip up and hosting an event at the Museum to honor him on October 26th so if you want to go to something cool before Halloween here you go.

The impeccable Svengoolie is also on MEtv on Saturdays and Sundays hosting B-movies to the delight of his fan base and the occasional viewer. MEtv is also celebrating Svengoolie’s accomplishment by selling 40th anniversary T-shirts on their website.

Here is the link describing the upcoming event:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/20/svengoolie-to-be-honored-by-city-council-for-40th-anniversary-as-a-tv-horror-host/?fbclid=IwAR1LPVQolisGtJyiaumUXM59bccqBKCGtfz49YGQOOfaVrZNLMxdeodHXXU

Giving pause in Oak Park, IL

Obviously not everyone feels the same way about Oak Park, Il there are some people who do not feel safe who do not feel welcome even though they live here. Who feel that the lack of working towards diversity hurts the community instead of helping it. But that has always been Oak Park, IL’s MO always one of talk and doing the other thing. Hypocrisy at its best. Stating who they are not racist but turn a blind eye to social reform because it would mean they would have to look inward and do the work to make change necessary.

With the obvious lack of leadership on so many levels in the village of Oak Park, IL the village loses its luster and becomes another village that panders good tidings but has its racist overtones still in place. The writer in this article has stated their reservations about the “equity” initiatives in District 97 and District 200 and how they will its implementation will help present and future ethnic generations. They also touch upon how Oak Park, Il is changing in its architecture and its stored skyline faltering. The amount of traffic in these areas where the new condos are going up is staggering and will not change any time soon because the common sense is not there to make those changes.

Obviously, I am not the only person who questions Oak Park, IL’s bullshit and puts the place on blast. If you want to read another dissenting voice in regard to Oak Park, IL just go o the link and give a read:

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-17-2019/Things-that-give-me-pause-about-Oak-Park/

New village website for Oak Park, IL

The village launched a new website last month and like everyone else I really did not notice it.

www.oakparktownship.org I know its all dramatic and shit. It is supposedly user friendly and has various links to make it easy to address what concerns the average resident. The website does cover these issues and more:

  • News & Events
  • Senior Services
  • Assessor Services
  • Administrative Services
  • Prevention Services
  • Youth Services

I guess you can just go on it and give it a try. It is very weird that the village is not pushing this new website more, especially since the village is trying streamline certain things and look like it is keeping up with the times. But I will put the links below.

 

The article about the website:

https://oakparktownship.org/2019/09/oak-park-township-launches-new-website/

The website itself (again):

www.oakparktownship.org

 

On leave….

Well think what you may a person is innocent until proven guilty. Of course not in Oak Park, IL when a teacher is given a “leave” under “unspecified allegations” ..wow.  Great wording so if the person is guilty, we think “knew it” because such wording strengths our bias, if they are innocent this statement still affirms that the person is guilty of something. And when it comes to kids we always think the worse i.e.: referencing gossip in a letter to parents always helps create MORE gossip than it should.

It seems to me that is how Oak Park, IL deals with a situation like this: 1. tell everyone not to gossip, 2. keep everyone in the dark and 3. then go on like nothing has happened… these are the leaders making decisions to help educate the next generation people! Racism in the school? Let’s shoot out a letter saying there’s no racism in Oak Park, IL, then everyone, move on. Poof problem solved. Not saying the teacher is guilty or not, but this does not help with this situation or if any scenario any of us thought of in regard to this person being placed on leave in the future. I mean, it could something as tedious as lying about certification, to knocking little old ladies down in the park. Fueling the imagination and dealing with it in an unprofessional manner does not help the situation at all. But rarely in Oak Park, IL when the shit the fan does anyone act with any sense. Of course, we may say that happens anywhere, but that too also adds to the problem not solve it.

Here is the link discussing briefly about the “leave”:

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/oak-park-river-forest-high-school-teacher-on-leave-561442031.html

Lead Lamp post in the Conservatory room..

How the fuck is there a truck, a semi near the Oak Park Conservatory to hit a light pole and damage it? No, I am talking about the logistics behind this driver’s thought pattern in driving down those narrow ass streets in the first place. I barely can manage it with just a small ass car, the tons of parked cars, the idiots racing through these side streets and the ignorant bastards (young and old) on their iphones walking into traffic.

The damage happened on a Monday when the Conservatory was not opened, and the damage was supposedly still being assessed to the “desert room” which probably suffered due to the recent showers. However, I am just wondering why this truck was allowed to traverse on a side street with its size or weight not being restricted. Oak Park, IL is good at restricting things and I would think this would be one of them. But nope another lesson of common-sense falling on the deaf ears of Oak Park, IL.

Makes me wonder if the village could also expand the Conservatory southward to make sure that such accidents are as minimal as they say this one was. I would say protective barriers around the building but one, that would not help in a case like this, nor would it be fashionable for the residents of the area. But it still leaves you wondering how a “semi-truck” even got down these side streets, freaking nuts.

Here is the link discussing the damage to the Conservatory:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-conservatory-damaged-tl-0926-20190924-i3otlltul5eofa7jxm5qbo4ak4-story.html

Solar tour in Oak Park, iL

There a was a solar tour just recently in Oak Park, IL … I know ooooooooooooooo. Haha It is just what you think it is basically people come around your home, looking at your solar powered set up and how you are saving the environment by having these panels upon your house and how it saves you money and the environment waste. This is so 1980 it is not funny. I cannot imagine people needing a tour to see how solar power works, nor to understand how it is beneficial to the environment. Is this why the environment is still crappy? Because people still live in this old-fashioned state of mind?

Well, I guess so because when I drive through the village the “picturesque village” does at times still look like a snapshot from the 70s or 80s and that is not always a good thing. Especially from a village that espouses environmental awareness and Frank Lloyd wright as a major contributor to the village’s culture. You, know you would think there would be the hanging gardens of Babylon part two ..somewhere … anywhere. Instead some of these houses look like the houses from the westside of Chicago only with no trash on the ground and no one hanging out in front of them!

But a lot of homes state wide were a part of this event so hopefully it will lead to maybe the village picking up steam and helping the local homeowners to include this initiative to their homes. Maybe even figure out how to give local homeowners tax breaks if they have such equipment added to their homes instead of celebrating the dreary architecture that makes Oak Park, il just so blah! One can dream while reality is in doubt!

Here is the article mentioning the solar tour:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-solar-tour-tl-0926-20190924-lcf2ibxej5bddcqktw2oyta6ve-story.html

In case you thought I was just bullshiting here is a link for the Hanging gardens of Babylon:

https://www.history.com/news/hanging-gardens-existed-but-not-in-babylon

 

Marijuana Town Hall Meeting October 2nd

There is a Marijuana Town Hall Meeting October 2nd at Julian Middle School 416 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, IL, 60302 the groups throwing this little event sound like they just want to bitch about how the devil’s lettuce is going to impact their little village. Not acknowledging that most of their kids are probably smoking it anyway. Having a meeting or town hall in a school seems like a lot or a way to stokes the fears of parents and residents that placing the meeting in a school will highlight the dangers of weed. Or even maybe stoke their fears when it is unnecessary. Most of the suburbs that do not want the ability to sell recreational marijuana obviously have other illegal drug issues and are fairly famous or well known for having a reputation as a place to get the hard stuff.

Therefore, rejecting marijuana on the basis of unfound fears is just silly. Whatever these groups have in mind is probably going to limit how it is disbursed and sold which will in turn limit the revenue that the village can bring in and thereby relaxing the taxes that residents pay on an annual basis. For a place that espouses that it has a hippie flavor or outlook on the world but to turn around and have such stogie or old-fashioned ideals is crazy. Like ex bitch crazy.

Surely, the market of marijuana recreational sells is excellent so that Oak Park, IL can have another source of revenue and another way to grow small businesses in the area. This will also reduce the taxes upon the other established business in the area and extend their profit margins. Also, having a marijuana market in the area will bring some life to this boring ass village and that is desperately needed.

Here are the sites that were posted to announce the “meeting” at Julian Middle school:

https://oakparktownship.org/2019/09/marijuana-town-hall-meeting-october-2nd/

https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/calendar/event/20191002/650801/marijuana-town-hall-meeting