There was an explosion in the Waukeegan Mall. The news coverage is ongoing, but
a gas pipe is suspected to be the cause.
A few things are sticking in my craw about this current City Council.
During a Meet and greet at Vandeveer park the then candidates all said
they were all for our parks. The ones who got elected went on and on
about amenities. Now all of a sudden the city wants a library at the
vacant Prarie Heights, and wants to do away with the zoo. We have
plenty of money for thousands of tons of extra salt, and overtime for
plow drivers. We have exta money for our pothole crisis, but we don’t
have $200,000 plus for a zoo.
It was mentioned by the Mayor that the animals at the zoo live in
deplorable conditions. Why not change the conditions? I’ll bet the cost
of the new sidewalk at Vandeveer park will cost more than it would to fix
the zoo. Let’s hope this City Council keeps some of their campaign
promises and listen to the citizens that elected them. Remember Mayor,
we heard you on the campaign trail saying our parks are our greatest
resource. The zoo is part of one of those parks.
Since the pothole crisis began we’ve noticed that someone is going to
have job security. We think the potholes are multiplying. We have a tip
for the city, fix it right the first time. Pouring hot asphalt into a
pothole filled with water is not the right way.
And lastly, we have a problem with house on Main Street that the Church
wants to tear down. We don’t think it very christian for the Pastor to
visit relatives the day of the funeral to try to buy the property. We
don’t think the church should condone lying. Yet they insist they had
no intention of tearing it down, they did. If parking is so precious at
this house of God, maybe they should look into building a parking ramp.
That’s our take on it, your comments are welcome.