Vandals Force Changes at West Frankfo...

Vandals Force Changes at West Frankfort Old City Lake

There are 14 comments on the WSIL story from Mar 28, 2014, titled Vandals Force Changes at West Frankfort Old City Lake. In it, WSIL reports that:

Damage to the old shower house, ruts in the grass, and scattered garbage are just part of the mess vandals have left behind.

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BSflag

Herrin, IL

#1 Mar 29, 2014
I call BS on the local cops going out there. For years the city has taken in money from the old and new lake lots and leases and everything else but the city cops would go out there even when called. Sure they work a case there on occasion when it suits them but that is rare. They pawn every thing off on county. I asked around and found out that West Frankfort is the only city that doesn't take care of issues at their city resi's. Why is that city leaders? Benton handles theirs. Zeigler. Christoper. Sesser. Even Valier takes care of their resi and they're part time! As a resident at the city lake if my money is going to go somewhere for police work why doesn't the city pay the county since they make them do it anyway? But no. The city will take the money and provide no service for anything when all is said and done.
Facts

Herrin, IL

#2 Mar 29, 2014
BSflag wrote:
I call BS on the local cops going out there. For years the city has taken in money from the old and new lake lots and leases and everything else but the city cops would go out there even when called. Sure they work a case there on occasion when it suits them but that is rare. They pawn every thing off on county. I asked around and found out that West Frankfort is the only city that doesn't take care of issues at their city resi's. Why is that city leaders? Benton handles theirs. Zeigler. Christoper. Sesser. Even Valier takes care of their resi and they're part time! As a resident at the city lake if my money is going to go somewhere for police work why doesn't the city pay the county since they make them do it anyway? But no. The city will take the money and provide no service for anything when all is said and done.
You really need to get you facts straight! Yes the city of wf cops do go to the lake. No they don't have county cops do it.
BSflag

Herrin, IL

#3 Mar 29, 2014
Simple fix. Have the mayor or chief of police and sheriff all together for the media and let them tell how many calls for service their office handles and both the new and old lakes. I think you will be surprised. I know I won't be. I know when I called the police department I was told to call county cause they are the ones that take care of the lake.
hmm

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Mar 29, 2014
I will never pay 30$ for a damn sticker to go to old lake. What does that get you? There's no more bait shop,no more power at the camp sites, the bathroom is burned down, and you're not supposed to be out there after dark.
Agree

Herrin, IL

#5 Apr 26, 2014
They are harassing innocent citizens.
Darb

Herrin, IL

#6 Apr 26, 2014
While its true that the old lake once had concession stands, string lighting and was a nice place in the 1950s, it was abandoned. The old lot became a hangout for camping fishers and later camping place for drinkers and drug users, especially in the 1970's and early 80s before the mine took the place over.

I remember many keggers there and cops swarming in to arrest West Frankfort kids, locking them up and making their parents pay big bucks to get them out of jail.

One hero football player once grabbed a keg and swam across the lake with it in 1983 to save the beer and his classmates from the police.
Darb

Herrin, IL

#7 Apr 26, 2014
Kidnapping kids and selling them back to their parents is the West Frankfort Police Department's main source of income

Anyway, I know my location says Herrin, but I've live in WF and have since 1966 and all my family is here, what's left of them.

FCHS Class of 1981...Salute!
Franklin County

Herrin, IL

#8 Apr 26, 2014
West Frankfort PD handles all calls, when ever possible, that come in from callers ON the lakes. That is properties that touch the lake. Franklin County SD handles everything else.
Willie

Herrin, IL

#9 Apr 26, 2014
...Keep a better eye on your kids & keep track of where they are & what they are doing.
yep

United States

#11 Apr 27, 2014
If you would discipline your kids and know where they are at all times we wouldn't have these problems kids will be kids but its going to far when they start destroying property. Get a grip, and make your kids mine. Look how much we already have lost in WF. Nothing but meanness. No one will ever want to come here to establish anything. I don't blame them. Our officers do the best they can. If you don't like it move.
american

Arnold, MO

#12 Apr 27, 2014
yep wrote:
If you would discipline your kids and know where they are at all times we wouldn't have these problems kids will be kids but its going to far when they start destroying property. Get a grip, and make your kids mine. Look how much we already have lost in WF. Nothing but meanness. No one will ever want to come here to establish anything. I don't blame them. Our officers do the best they can. If you don't like it move.
several of your cops are perjurous liers and should go to jail. cops lie
JEEZ

Marion, IL

#13 Apr 27, 2014
Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
You really need to get you facts straight! Yes the city of wf cops do go to the lake. No they don't have county cops do it.
NO, YOU ARE WRONG. ONLY COUNTY AND OCCASIONAL STATE AND FED'S WHEN BUSTING DRUGGIES.
Auburn Blue

Marion, IL

#14 May 2, 2014
3 ABN wants to buy it . The city wants to sell it to them.
God fearing person

Lenexa, KS

#15 May 5, 2014
Sell it to them and watch property taxes in cave township skyrocket again . What's god need a lake for when he already has the world. I am sick of people using religion s a tax shelter

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