The next Converse Out! messages seem in Could 5-10, 2021 editions of the Journal & Matters.
What Do I Owe?
For the final six months, I’ve been very sick; first with a damaged hip; subsequent I caught COVID-19 whereas nonetheless within the hospital, the place they found I’ve lung most cancers. Whereas recovering from the primary two, and being handled for the third, I fully forgot about getting a Des Plaines car sticker. Whereas on-line immediately, trying to find the place I can order one, I learn this text concerning the metropolis discontinuing their sticker program in July 2020. My query is: “Do I nonetheless need to pay back-monies for the sticker(s) I didn’t buy earlier than the regulation handed, or can I simply cease worrying about it?”
(Ed. Be aware: We’re sorry on your well being circumstances. Why don’t you name Des Plaines Metropolis Corridor at 847-391-5300 and ask for Finance Director Dorothy Wisniewski. She ought to be capable to reply your query.)
Whereas well-intentioned, I discover Eric Suevel’s letters to the editor too one-dimensional whereas life is multi-dimensional. Ought to Des Plaines have a number of hearth vans and extra hearth personnel on obligation? Fairly probably. On the similar time, the tragic hearth that killed a younger mom and her 4 younger daughters in early 2021 must also be blamed on an absence of frequent sense by the dad and mom. Sure, all dad and mom do have this accountability for his or her youngsters when minors. When the pandemic is over, maybe the town of Des Plaines ought to have free hearth prevention seminars in English and Spanish. Additionally, Eric claims “Racism has reared its ugly head.” Too obscure. If Eric is unwilling to supply particulars of racism inside Des Plaines metropolis authorities and or hearth division then Eric shouldn’t convey it up. I’ve no affiliation with the town of Des Plaines authorities or hearth division. Thanks for listening and particularly because of Eric for his passionate follow-up.
Des Plaines political circus. Des Plaines Alderman Zadrozny. 4th Ward Alderman Zadrozny has been a giant letdown for his ward. He voted for the Cumberland Crossing residences after 450 of his residents requested him to vote towards it. Alderman Zadrozny took the onerous vote of “sure” in order that Alderman Goczkowski (mayor-elect) might vote “no” on the event. Gozckowski was initially was a giant proponent of this improvement. Then Goczkowski flip-flopped as a result of he was working for mayor. Goczkowski and Zadrozny have a comfy relationship, akin to Mayor Bogusz and Denise Rodd. The 4th Ward deserves a lot better management. Hopefully, within the subsequent election, Alderman Zadrozny can have a number of opponents that may oust him.
If Mark Lysakowski have been African American he’d probably be in jail, not allowed the privilege of representing hard-working Des Plaines residents. It’s nice having connections — till another person finally ends up lifeless from our neighborhood drunk drivers.
(Ed. Be aware: Lysakowski was charged with DUI, amongst different costs, in a Jan. 18 visitors cease in Mount Prospect. His subsequent court docket date is June 14.)
Give It To Ludwig
I’m not within the 1st ward however this man Lysakowski shouldn’t be in a position to be alderman. To allegedly use your aldermanic standing to try to beat a DUI is unsuitable. He’s unethical and the place ought to robotically be given to Ludwig. A great respectable lady. We don’t want politicians like this in Des Plaines.
Now What, Mayor?
I name Andrew Goczkowski, the mayor of Des Plaines, the brand new “institution” mayor due to the common age of the highly effective politicians that backed him, and what the supply of his marketing campaign contributions have been. Goczkowski efficiently launched highly effective political social gathering pursuits into the race for an area, part-time mayoral place. Goczkowski just lately introduced he’s going to fulfill with Des Plaines division heads, very incessantly, to “focus on” issues with them (or ought to that be “to micro-manage”?)
Pouring It On
I stay in Buffalo Grove and should you’re like me, you get a water invoice each two months containing a set facility charge of $34.78 (rounded off involves $208 per yr.) With 1,000 water clients that involves $208,000 per yr. I don’t know what number of thousand water payments there are. Has anybody ever questioned how that charge was licensed or how that cash is spent? Does anybody care? To make issues worse, I had event to go to the water division and on the time I used to be informed that our water payments are ready in Texas. Do you suppose we are able to get some solutions someplace? Roger, a 48-year resident of Buffalo Grove.
In case your sump pump discharges throughout the sidewalk or flows down your driveway, please re-direct. In case your neighbor sends sump water throughout the sidewalk, ask her or him to re-direct. It’s an apparent hazard and a nuisance now and within the winter. Be a very good neighbor.
Disgusted In DP
I simply learn that the town supervisor of Des Plaines, which I consider is the worst run city within the Northwest suburbs acquired one other elevate. That’s proper; council accepted a 6.8% elevate bringing his wage as much as $249,985 a yr. Occupancy is lower by 75% on the on line casino and eating places and the town has misplaced income from the resorts and companies attributable to COVID. However depart it to the Des Plaines Metropolis Council to make a superb transfer and approve a elevate of over 13K for the town supervisor. With all the brand new residences you’ll suppose there is perhaps only one restaurant within the downtown space to go to. As a substitute the downtown is crammed with vacant buildings, and one man who yells and rides a motorcycle down the center of the road with outdated fruit and a stick. Residents ought to be outraged at their aldermen and the aldermen ought to be ashamed of themselves for even contemplating giving the town supervisor a elevate throughout a time when so many households are out of labor. Metropolis council ought to have waited to see if the theater was a hit earlier than approving a elevate. The frivolous spending and unhealthy selections that the town council and metropolis supervisor have left this city in shambles and it’s embarrassing to inform folks I stay right here. Disgusted Resident, Des Plaines.
Whose concept was it to change to Lakeshore Recycling? Not mine. But, I’ve to pay $70 for brand new cans (my outdated ones have been advantageous and didn’t have to be changed). Who is aware of what the brand new invoice might be. That is poor monetary accountability. Somebody is getting a kickback for this resolution, at taxpayer expense. Did any of the aldermen ask if I wished this? I used to be completely proud of the outdated rubbish system. These new rubbish collectors make a face, and have a look at your own home whenever you put one thing out that doesn’t slot in your cans. I need the outdated firm again, and my outdated cans again. This was a horrible resolution on the a part of the town. I used to be not requested if I wished to spend extra money on rubbish. No vote as as to whether or not my cash ought to be spent. I might have mentioned “no” emphatically. All of you Des Plaines politicians need to be voted out.
Good morning, that is Don. I’d identical to to make a remark. The Nationwide Guard is administering the COVID vaccine photographs. I’ve heard many nice feedback about the best way the Nationwide Guard is dealing with issues. How effectively they deal with the folks. They’ve improbable personnel. They’ve interrupted their regular routine to serve. The Nationwide Guard receives the exact same coaching because the active-duty troops. They’re simply improbable.
No Stopping Them
Hey, Converse Out. The Park Ridge forest protect. Unbelievable, the Lamborghinis, the Park Ridge police simply drove proper by. They’re all ingesting. I can’t even stroll my canine. I suppose that’s okay. I suppose that’s acceptable in Park Ridge. Go test it out tomorrow morning. See all of the liquor within the cans. No matter they wish to do. I don’t perceive it. I don’t get it. It’s typical for Park Ridge. I watch the policemen drive across the parking zone and simply drove proper out.
Good afternoon, Converse Out. That is Al from Des Plaines. That is for all of the senior residents of Des Plaines and the residents of Des Plaines who’re uninterested in having their actual property taxes go all the best way up. A easy reply to that is have the Des Plaines Police Division begin imposing the legal guidelines of the state of Illinois and the town of Des Plaines. Let’s use the police pressure for one thing aside from harassing the folks and utilizing them as a income supply. How many individuals do you see driving round with no entrance license plates? That’s a $45 or $50 ticket within the state of Illinois.
Ban Little Bottles
Hi there, it’s voting day April 6. On the agenda, the primary agenda ought to be to cease these liquor shops from promoting the airline bottles. That is Wealthy from Webster Lane and they’re shopping for them on the little liquor retailer on Webster and Wolf Street there and they’re littering on Webster continually. I don’t suppose they’re coming an excessive amount of from Packy’s, however Packy’s Liquor Retailer has them additionally. I do know for a truth Tin Mill on Oakton and Webster… The little bottles ought to be banned. That ought to be the very first thing on the agenda for the brand new candidates. Thanks. Have a terrific day. Keep secure. Bye. Ban the airline bottles.
Sports activities Chat
Let’s roast Chicago’s professional sports activities groups. We roast them trigger we love them. Blackhawks: They hold attempting to persuade themselves that they’re higher than they are surely. Bulls: They all the time lead by 10 going into the fourth quarter however find yourself shedding by 15. Zack LaVine scores 40. Followers seize 40 winks. White Sox: After each loss Tony LaRussa talks incoherently about how gifted his staff is and the way nice all the things goes to be. They’re just like the Trump administration, and we all know how that ended. Cubs: After each loss they remind followers that there’s nonetheless lots of video games left to be performed. Are they attempting to torture us? Tony LaRussa might play for this staff, begin, and get extra hits. Bears: I’m wanting ahead to Chicago A.D. — after Dalton.