January 19th, 2018 12:25 PM
Even though this program didn't work out due to high expenses and low usage, I'm glad OP gave it a shot. Despite the serial complainers around here, I appreciate that we have a local government open to new ideas in an effort to improve the quality of life for its residents.
January 19th, 2018 11:49 AM
These incidents have also made me more aware of walking in my neighborhood - I've always felt lucky to live in central OP not too far from the library, post office, DTOP and OP Ave. I needed to go to the library last night to pick up a book. My husband was concerned that I shouldn't walk there and said he'd drive me and wait for me. Somewhat jokingly I said I'd be more concerned that he'd be the one to get car-jacked and it was better if I just walked. Which I did, and it was fine - - but it is sort of upsetting that we even have to think so hard about what should be such simple things.
January 19th, 2018 9:14 AM
Another gubernatorial candidate in favor of a progressive income tax yet fails to provide any progressive rates. Kennedy's pension stance is not surprising since he has to pander to his base. But when he said "We cannot take away the pensions that people have earned," I wonder if he would consider 20% end of career raises (pension spikes) as "earned." Taken from D97's budget back in the day: "...2X20 salary retirement benefits (a contractual commitment to increase retiring certified salaries 20% for each of the last two years of employment) are included with salary budgets."
January 19th, 2018 8:29 AM
People who pay for the pensions can leave Illinois. Then changes will have to be made. In Oak Park alone, we have to put aside $10 million a year to cover police and fire pension obligations.
January 19th, 2018 7:44 AM
Why is it impossible to change the pension system because pensions are property, but it is OK to take more of people's income. Income is someone's property as well. Oh wait, it depends on whether the person owning the property will vote for Mr. Kennedy or not.
January 18th, 2018 11:34 PM
These sort of incidents have made me more aware to not sit in my running vehicle to wait for someone or to finish a phone conversation when I arrive home. As soon as I get home & stop the car, I get out and go inside. I do see many people sitting in their cars talking on their phone & unaware of their surroundings. It's sad but true that we have to always be vigilant.
January 18th, 2018 9:23 PM
Throw your keys one direction, and run the other direction.
January 18th, 2018 6:46 PM
Wondering if it would be a good idea to lay on the horn if someone tries to carjack you? My thought is that they would panic and run, but worry that they might panic and shoot. Any thoughts about this?
January 18th, 2018 5:01 PM
5 DAYS!? Advance notice, please! My college student relies on DIVVY on school days for the last miles between home and the EL. This program ends in Oak Park in only 5 DAYS? He has not not been notified by DIVVY yet. He'll have to buy another bike due to vandalism and theft around Lake St. as he can't risk his road bike. With new textbooks and tuition this month, coming up with extra money is not in his budget. I wonder if DIVVY will refund part of the annual membership.
January 18th, 2018 4:59 PM
Amanda, a stun gin is good, I prefer a stun rum though!
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