Why are so many bums in Chicago Heights

Why are so many bums in Chicago Heights

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is this our future

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Dec 20, 2011
Look around, have you ever wonder why so many bums walk our streets? Drive past the bus station, go to the library, it smells!.Why does this city have so many? Drive past the police department in the evening. A bus picks about 70 of them up and takes them to homeless shelters only to bring them back the next morning! Again, why so many bums in this city?

Since: Dec 10

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#2 Dec 20, 2011
Get out of the Heights sometime. Homelessness is a nationwide problem. Worldwide, even.
Leroy

Tinley Park, IL

#3 Dec 20, 2011
Because someone said migrate to the large cities , that's where the social services are.
john

United States

#4 Dec 21, 2011
Are you talking about City Hall workers,and politians.
Mean Old Man

Des Plaines, IL

#6 Dec 21, 2011
What you see now is nothing! You should of ben around in the 30's when there were no jobs. The Heights nearly went out of business. But we had trains coming through all the time and you could go all over by freight train back then. Tracks went in all directions and with all that came through the heights, you could get to Chicago, Gary, Detroit, even down to the gulf coast for the winter. There were some great hobo camps where they all stayed together and looked after each other. There were good soup kitchens back then too. Al Capone helped those people out when no one else did. The hobos made there own fire water and no one complained. WW2 came along and they were all gone by then. Some went to the joliet Army Ammo plant.
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#7 Dec 21, 2011
Mean Old Man wrote:
What you see now is nothing! You should of ben around in the 30's when there were no jobs. The Heights nearly went out of business. But we had trains coming through all the time and you could go all over by freight train back then. Tracks went in all directions and with all that came through the heights, you could get to Chicago, Gary, Detroit, even down to the gulf coast for the winter. There were some great hobo camps where they all stayed together and looked after each other. There were good soup kitchens back then too. Al Capone helped those people out when no one else did. The hobos made there own fire water and no one complained. WW2 came along and they were all gone by then. Some went to the joliet Army Ammo plant.
Thanks for that post! It's very interesting! Everyone nowadays thinks that all our problems are "new", that they never happened before. That it HAS to be worse now than it ever was. They say "gangs were never a problem back then". Yeah, maybe, but the mafia sure was. Doesn't matter who's behind the guns, different people back then, but same problems.
john

United States

#8 Dec 21, 2011
How do we stop it now. We need more people involved,to end this cancer
jojoba

Chicago Heights, IL

#9 Dec 22, 2011
The problem is crack cocaine!Its what keeps the crackhead car and house burglars here. Its what keeps the street hookers on chicago rd and on the east side.This city is like one big chop shop. you get rid of the easy access to the dope, the bums and whores will leave too. dope heads go where the dope is!
sally up the alley

Manteno, IL

#10 Jan 14, 2012
It is sad how Chicago Heights has changed.
Heart breaking driving through there.
The police need to keep up on the drug raids.
I haven't read about any big crack downs for a long time.
Okay

New Lenox, IL

#11 Jan 15, 2012
digger_70 wrote:
Get out of the Heights sometime. Homelessness is a nationwide problem. Worldwide, even.
because you say it is nationwide, does that make it ok? Nobody is pointing the finger at your beloved politicians digger. I mean really.......your thought process has tunnel vision.
Here to stay

Chicago Heights, IL

#12 Jan 15, 2012
They are a reliable voting faction of the Democrat Party!
delusional digger

United States

#13 Jan 16, 2012
Jojoba has it right.But now it evey kind of drug in the heights. Create some ordinances, and enforce them. But really the city has gotten sued for everything they try, so they are scared.
robert

United States

#14 Sep 30, 2012
Too bad it ain't you guys. What? Do you think it's fun? Homeless might have a little fun in life. Thank God!
MS Digger

United States

#15 Oct 1, 2012
Because flies like you know what!
Beware

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 4, 2012
is this our future wrote:
Look around, have you ever wonder why so many bums walk our streets? Drive past the bus station, go to the library, it smells!.Why does this city have so many? Drive past the police department in the evening. A bus picks about 70 of them up and takes them to homeless shelters only to bring them back the next morning! Again, why so many bums in this city?
you are right. The library is full of the homeless. You can smell the funk as well as the booze on them. I wouldn't let my children go there. You can see them roaming the city streets at all hours. You ever drive past route30 and Chicago rd. There are some crazy looking bums hanging out by the mound. I even saw one that looks like the missig link washing up in the fountain. This is disgusting! This town is pathetic!
The judge

Chicago, IL

#17 Oct 4, 2012
Why doesn't Mayor do-nothing do something about cleaning the city up? This town looks run down at every angle. Nobody wants to buy them government subsidized homes on the east side! There is no businesses that want to come here. We don't need anymore Taco stands or sharks! Get a clue, Dave!
wtf

Chicago Heights, IL

#18 Oct 5, 2012
Did i see that man also washing his a?? in that same fountain.
Sad but true

Chicago Heights, IL

#19 Oct 5, 2012
wtf wrote:
Did i see that man also washing his a?? in that same fountain.
unfortunately, yes! He also drinks from it. The bad thing is, that is not running water. It's the same water circulated by a pump! Eewwwww!
rip SouthSuburbs

Chicago, IL

#20 Oct 6, 2012
I wonder if thats the same water the kids play in over at the park. I saw a bum showering in there the other night too. Great some kids gonna get hepititis or the "hiv" so a bum can get a bath. Whats wrong with this town is whats wrong with harvey, markham, richton park, ect. Drugs liquor, whores, and well you figure out the rest. the scourge coming soon too a south suburban town near you!!!!!
the alpha bum

Chicago, IL

#21 Oct 6, 2012
I am the alpha bum! All we want is a nice fountain to take a bath in and an ample supply of drugs, liquor,prostitutes, and scrap.

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