the city needs to crack down on unsig...

the city needs to crack down on unsightly properties

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mrs kravitz

Canton, IL

#2 May 16, 2012
The area around the K town water tower needs shielded from view better.... It looks like crap !!
watergal

Spring Grove, IL

#3 May 16, 2012
300 block of N Elm. Gray house. Weeds are waist high! House is empty.

Since: Oct 10

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#4 May 16, 2012
The brown house on W.5th just west of n.chestnut..... The shrubs across from Ghetto gas corner of e.3rd & n.e.street it has obstructed the view at the stop sign for yrs..
mrs kravitz

Canton, IL

#5 May 16, 2012
The house on the corner of central blvd. and grove and the house next to it and the house behind it... These empty houses are in HORRIBLE condition and they're directly across from a public school !!

Since: Oct 10

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#6 May 16, 2012
red house 600 block of o'dea
mrs kravitz

Canton, IL

#7 May 16, 2012
-Oh Really- wrote:
red house 600 block of o'dea
Trimmers ??? LOL !!!!!!!
Les Murphy

Canton, IL

#8 May 16, 2012
The old boiler shop needs tore down.... the property where the Boss glove factory use to stand...
deb

Kewanee, IL

#9 May 16, 2012
Good luck. I've been trying to deal with Kip Spears on single family dwelling zoning laws. The house next door to me is rented now to college kids its trashed. They park in the yard. Party and its a nice neighborhood near windmont park. He won't do anything.. I have sent pictures and called police.. Seems like alot of LLC"s rentals buying up property for college kids to live in.. this llc has at least 3. all are run down.. The one north of town with the party and underage drinking was a llc from bloomington I believe. These homes make our property values go down.. Why make improvements now if we have this next door. All the neighbors are very upset as we all keep our homes nice. Mr. Spears is useless. I had to contact the Illinois Government to see where to go from here to get the city to do something. I'm awaiting to hear back.. Am upset as the value of our home probably has gone down and I shouldn't have to try to sell and move. Also an issue is there are so many kids coming and going you don't know their arrest records or if they are sex offenders. We have children in the neighborhood... very disappointed in the city. First a stupid train station we didn't need... what a joke... lets hope the next election we all remember this city councel...
Stendec

Princeton, IL

#11 May 16, 2012
Can't agree more on the jungle across the street north of Ghetto Gas. That is by far the most dangerous intersection in all of Kewanee, and it has been for years. What in heaven's name is the City waiting for before it takes action there? Multiple traffic fatalities? Because it's gonna happen, and sooner rather than later.

Other eyesores:

Half-demolished house on southeast corner of East 8th and North Elm. Weeds up to the eyeballs there. Same with the tan house on the north side of East 7th between Elm and Walnut.

Abandoned house on southeast corner of East 7th and North Elm. Hopeless as a fixer-upper; no good even as a crack den for the budget-conscious.

Little yellow shack across from Lyle School on Burr Street. Abandoned for years. Porch and front and back yards always choked with weeds and full of worthless left-behind articles that even the rats wouldn't want to nest in.

The Brick (northeast corner of East 6th and North Elm)... either tear the damn thing down once and for all or have it declared a National Historic Landmark and restore it to all of its former glory ...

This thread is a good idea. Maybe, just maybe, it'll get somebody to put away the doughnuts for awhile and actually do something about these situations, especially that ticking time-bomb across from Ghetto Gas.
stunner

United States

#12 May 16, 2012
deb wrote:
Good luck. I've been trying to deal with Kip Spears on single family dwelling zoning laws. The house next door to me is rented now to college kids its trashed. They park in the yard. Party and its a nice neighborhood near windmont park. He won't do anything.. I have sent pictures and called police.. Seems like alot of LLC"s rentals buying up property for college kids to live in.. this llc has at least 3. all are run down.. The one north of town with the party and underage drinking was a llc from bloomington I believe. These homes make our property
values go down.. Why make improvements now if we have this next door. All the neighbors are very upset as we all keep our homes nice. Mr. Spears is useless. I had to contact the Illinois Government to see where to go from here to get the city to do something. I'm awaiting to hear back.. Am upset as the value of our home probably has gone down and I shouldn't have to try to sell and move. Also an issue is there are so many kids coming and going you don't know their arrest records or if they are sex offenders. We have children in the neighborhood... very disappointed in the city. First a stupid train station we didn't need... what a joke... lets hope the next election we all remember this city councel...
Not illegal to park in a yard so that's why he can't do much. And college kids are drinking and partying!! Omg call in the national guard
Male

Hinckley, IL

#13 May 16, 2012
stunner wrote:
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Not illegal to park in a yard so that's why he can't do much. And college kids are drinking and partying!! Omg call in the national guard
What an a*s!
stunner

United States

#14 May 16, 2012
Male wrote:
<quoted text>What an a*s!
Just saying kip spears can't control if someone wants to rent a residence or if the residents park in the yard
st pauls

United States

#15 May 16, 2012
There is a house on burr behind St Pauls Church right across from the township office. Over grown and falling apart. No one has lived in for years. The house sits right next to a pre-school playground and a church. I would think the church would have bought it for taxes and demo it themselves.
Kip Spear won't do anything about the run down propertys and neither will the city.
nosepicker

Kewanee, IL

#16 May 16, 2012
you forgot to mention the prestigous 700 block of s. chestnut st. most people cant do anything about their properties cuz they ain't go no moeny. if they can't get jobs, then everything goes down hill. i'd like to fix my property up but for finacial reasons i can't.
Les Murphy

Canton, IL

#17 May 17, 2012
nosepicker wrote:
you forgot to mention the prestigous 700 block of s. chestnut st. most people cant do anything about their properties cuz they ain't go no moeny. if they can't get jobs, then everything goes down hill. i'd like to fix my property up but for finacial reasons i can't.
Me too !!!!
Looking

Springfield, IL

#18 May 17, 2012
stunner wrote:
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Not illegal to park in a yard so that's why he can't do much. And college kids are drinking and partying!! Omg call in the national guard
I do believe there is a city ordinance on the books regarding parking in a yard.. It is an older one though.
Looking

Springfield, IL

#19 May 17, 2012
Things are looking good here so far with the exception of a few neg. posts. But,as always it is what it is. I have also decided to send this to some media sources as well,so hopefully one will cover a story about the situations around our city that way more of the public will be aware..
Someone

Kewanee, IL

#20 May 17, 2012
If you look at city ordinance you can't park in a yark unless it is gravel or blacktop... I do know that i have been warned by KPD that it is city ordinance......
Someone

Kewanee, IL

#21 May 17, 2012
sorry typo Yard

Since: Oct 10

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#22 May 17, 2012
Harrison and mc mullin streets north west corner weeds......

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