PARKING in posted "NO PARKING "area n...

PARKING in posted "NO PARKING "area near AUGS and zero enforcement

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Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#1 Aug 26, 2013
On the street that enters Tiffany Farms subdivision from Antioch Upper Grade School(AUGS)there are signs posted NO PARKING Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. The reason the no parking signs are posted there is because the street is an egress for the schools. It also serves as a staging area if there was an emergency at the school. Here is the problem, one resident parks 2-3 vehicles everyday on the roadway sometimes with trailers and junk cars onboard, their driveway is crammed packed with junk cars with no registrations and leaking fluids to the parkway & street, and vehicles are blocking the sidewalk that kids walk directly to school on. Numerous conversations with parents & residents who walk their kids to school on this route say they have called to complain several times to the village, Antioch police department, and the home owners association and nothing has been done to remedy this unsafe problem. Does anyone have legitimate suggestions?

Since: Oct 11

Antioch, IL

#2 Aug 26, 2013
I know the house you are talking about, but not the people. Keep in mind that when they built/bought there, that was a cul-de-sac. It did NOT connect to AUGS. They may well have not bought a house along a walking route to a school, but the choice was taken away from them, in a market when you can't easily sell/move without taking a financial loss.

But anyway - has anyone talked to the homeowners themselves? Explained the problem?

Keep bombarding the PD. Call the mayors office. And contact the school district. If the kids are forced to walk in the street, they may be able to have some influence with enforcement.

I understand the aggravation. I have trashy renters next door that regularly block the sidewalk. It frustrates a lot of people, myself included.
Leo Justice

Round Lake, IL

#3 Aug 29, 2013
That street is filled with white trash.
antiocher

Round Lake, IL

#4 Aug 29, 2013
Leo Justice wrote:
That street is filled with white trash.
Ah, yes, a statement like that from someone from that highfalutin town of Round Lake.
gremlin

Grayslake, IL

#5 Aug 30, 2013
Remind the police that no parking over the sidewalk is a state statute and they should enforce it.
Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#6 Aug 30, 2013
just called at 3:15pm to complain about two cars parked on the street at this location and the officer drove by turned around in the cul-de-sac and left without getting out of his car or to issue a parking ticket. Glad to see the police enforcing the law or parking laws.
Bo Knows

Round Lake, IL

#7 Aug 30, 2013
I'm so glad to see the concern with the people parking their cars on the street. I agree, continue to inundate the police department with complaints of this. There couldn't possibly be more productive things for their officers to be doing than parking enforcement.

Believe you me, if there was an emergency, they'd get those cars moved.
Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#8 Sep 6, 2013
Bo Knows wrote:
I'm so glad to see the concern with the people parking their cars on the street. I agree, continue to inundate the police department with complaints of this. There couldn't possibly be more productive things for their officers to be doing than parking enforcement.
Believe you me, if there was an emergency, they'd get those cars moved.
You have to start somewhere. If you allow minor violations to go without enforcement then they grow into bigger problems. So letting our community look like a used car lot and half junk yard 50 yards from an elementary school is fine with you? Antioch is not exactly a hotbed for on-view police activity so to "inundate" the pd with these complaints is not unnecessary.
Make the Call

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Sep 15, 2013
...contact the APD or send a request for service through the village Egov link requesting service for the village code violation. If they don't get answered--I'd be very surprised. The village and PD had ALWAYS answered requests for service and made things happen.
"Mr. McKraeken" apparently sees and knows all above me in his posting saying police don't do much "on-view" police work.. You assume they can be everywhere at once--you say that from the perspective of the all-seeing eye.. Care to enlighten us with more passive derogatory commentary sir?
Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#10 Sep 23, 2013
Make the Call wrote:
...contact the APD or send a request for service through the village Egov link requesting service for the village code violation. If they don't get answered--I'd be very surprised. The village and PD had ALWAYS answered requests for service and made things happen.
"Mr. McKraeken" apparently sees and knows all above me in his posting saying police don't do much "on-view" police work.. You assume they can be everywhere at once--you say that from the perspective of the all-seeing eye.. Care to enlighten us with more passive derogatory commentary sir?
I agree with you 100%

I have seen a huge difference recently and even seen a ticket on the windshield of a vehicle in violation in that area. Now if they keep it up the enforcement that would make several residents in the area feel at ease. Again this is not the biggest issue in our town but when you squash the little stuff bigger stuff doesn't grow from it.
The Shadow

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Sep 28, 2013
Phil McKraeken wrote:
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I agree with you 100%
I have seen a huge difference recently and even seen a ticket on the windshield of a vehicle in violation in that area. Now if they keep it up the enforcement that would make several residents in the area feel at ease. Again this is not the biggest issue in our town but when you squash the little stuff bigger stuff doesn't grow from it.
Someone needs to squash you. You're pretty good at handing out "advice" but you strike me as the kind of person who just sits back in his chair and complains and points out fault. Why don't you take the police test, become a cop and then YOU can rid Antioch of all evil-doers, especially those felony parking violations.
rez

Round Lake, IL

#12 Sep 29, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
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Someone needs to squash you. You're pretty good at handing out "advice" but you strike me as the kind of person who just sits back in his chair and complains and points out fault. Why don't you take the police test, become a cop and then YOU can rid Antioch of all evil-doers, especially those felony parking violations.
Wow, because a citizen would like the police to ticket someone who is violating the law? If all citizens actually paid attention and made it their business to call police when they see wrongdoing instead of having the attitude that it's not their problem, this world would be a better place. And yes, even consistent parking violators.
Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#13 Sep 30, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
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Someone needs to squash you. You're pretty good at handing out "advice" but you strike me as the kind of person who just sits back in his chair and complains and points out fault. Why don't you take the police test, become a cop and then YOU can rid Antioch of all evil-doers, especially those felony parking violations.
I guess you missed my point. I never criticized the police, I actually applaud them for taking action. I'm trying to make my community a better place for all, not just some junk yard dawg who doesn't care about how his neighbors feel about this blight. As far as sitting back, you got the wrong guy and wrong thread buddy. My description of the violations were straight forward and exact. There were no claims of these ever being a felony. All I said is if you let the small stuff go it grows into larger issues. Don't believe me? Research the "Broken Window Theory" it was a study completed by police department in the Midwest that dealt with these problems precisely.
friend of Cameron

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 16, 2013
I have followed this thread since its posting and know the area and subject well. I have noticed a drastic change since this was brought up on topix. The parking has been apparently resolved due to no more parking in the posted restricted time frame and the junk cars are down to a minimum due to police enforcement. I had an APD officer knock on my door asking questions regarding environmental pollution from this area. There wasn't much I could help with other than to tell her to follow the trail of fluids/oil and that should be the source, not making fun of Scooby Doo of course. The APD officer rolled her eyes and laughed and said it was procedure.

Since: Oct 11

Antioch, IL

#15 Oct 16, 2013
I go by there often myself, and if we're talking about the same house, I sure wouldn't call them junk cars. There's a collection of antique, classic vehicles - a couple of them are really nice, and probably worth quite a bit of money
friend of Cameron

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 23, 2013
News Reader 2011 wrote:
I go by there often myself, and if we're talking about the same house, I sure wouldn't call them junk cars. There's a collection of antique, classic vehicles - a couple of them are really nice, and probably worth quite a bit of money
The collection you are refering to is two late 80s coupes with missing windows, bumpers, license plates ect... Certainly not the idea of valuable classic antique cars.

Since: Oct 11

Antioch, IL

#17 Oct 23, 2013
friend of Cameron wrote:
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The collection you are refering to is two late 80s coupes with missing windows, bumpers, license plates ect... Certainly not the idea of valuable classic antique cars.
Then its a different house. There were 4 in the driveway in various stages of restoration, all classics from the mid-70's.
Backwoods

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 26, 2013
http://www.revivinrides.webs.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RevivinRides

It appears a auto parts and junk antique car dealership business run from this house.
Antioch34

Lake Villa, IL

#19 Oct 29, 2013
The actual business is off of 83 in Lake Villa before the newer Wal-Mart. There are quite a few cars for sale in front of the business.
Phil McKraeken

Round Lake, IL

#20 Oct 29, 2013
Antioch34 wrote:
The actual business is off of 83 in Lake Villa before the newer Wal-Mart. There are quite a few cars for sale in front of the business.
Actually it would be great if they could keep the junk there instead of in a neighborhood.

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