Section 8 is destroying Lakewood Falls

Section 8 is destroying Lakewood Falls

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Trying to survive

Woodridge, IL

#1 Jul 5, 2011
Last night at 1:30 AM we had a gang fight of up to 150 ghetto thugs running, yelling, fighting and destroying other neighbor's property. It took six sheriffs cars to sort the mess out. We have tried to contact Lakewood Falls management who never returns our phone calls. Was is it going to take? A bullet through my house killing somebody? We are a community made up of various races, all of us just trying to survive in this bad economy, yet the mindset of these inner city blacks (yes, they are always black) are so ignorant towards everyone that it's scary to think that this is the future of Lakewood Falls. This is not our first time having serious trouble with Section 8 tenants and certainly won't be the last. I write this as a warning to anyone thinking of moving here. It is no coincidence that crime has exploded since section 8 housing has become more and more prevalent here.
Smittay

Warrenville, IL

#2 Jul 5, 2011
And whining about it in an anonymous forum is supposed to help? All you'll do is invite more of them once they see that they'll find others of their kind there, not to mention casting a pall on your neighborhood (an unfortunate catch-22). LF is pretty big - where was this? And Section 8 is still a very small % of LF (still comparable to other far western Romeoville/eastern Plainfield areas).
Lakewood falls owner

United States

#5 Jul 5, 2011
This one house has had several parties this yearend each one escalating even worse, it has now become a major problem here in our neighborhood. Last night there were at least 100 or more people getting out of hand and arguing and fighting, in which lead to gunfire and vandalism of the party goers home. Bricks were smashed threw their front livingroom windows. We as neighbors don't want or need this to be going on in our neighborhood, it's the suburbs, not the city . Lakewood falls HOA needs to do something about this matter ASAP !
passer by

Wayne, IL

#6 Jul 5, 2011
What section of Lakewood falls (A section, B section, etc)?? I live in Lakewood Falls......
Its me

Plainfield, IL

#7 Jul 5, 2011
Trying to survive wrote:
Last night at 1:30 AM we had a gang fight of up to 150 ghetto thugs running, yelling, fighting and destroying other neighbor's property. It took six sheriffs cars to sort the mess out. We have tried to contact Lakewood Falls management who never returns our phone calls. Was is it going to take? A bullet through my house killing somebody? We are a community made up of various races, all of us just trying to survive in this bad economy, yet the mindset of these inner city blacks (yes, they are always black) are so ignorant towards everyone that it's scary to think that this is the future of Lakewood Falls. This is not our first time having serious trouble with Section 8 tenants and certainly won't be the last. I write this as a warning to anyone thinking of moving here. It is no coincidence that crime has exploded since section 8 housing has become more and more prevalent here.
Your property manager has nothing to do with section 8. Nor can your property manager do anything about tenants who break the law. That is the job of law enforcement. Does your association have a crime free addendum for owners who lease? If not, that is who you should be talking to. Attend a meeting petition homeowners and present to the Board of Directors. Then perhaps something could be done.
Romeo

Romeoville, IL

#8 Jul 6, 2011
Trying to survive wrote:
Last night at 1:30 AM we had a gang fight of up to 150 ghetto thugs running, yelling, fighting and destroying other neighbor's property. It took six sheriffs cars to sort the mess out. We have tried to contact Lakewood Falls management who never returns our phone calls. Was is it going to take? A bullet through my house killing somebody? We are a community made up of various races, all of us just trying to survive in this bad economy, yet the mindset of these inner city blacks (yes, they are always black) are so ignorant towards everyone that it's scary to think that this is the future of Lakewood Falls. This is not our first time having serious trouble with Section 8 tenants and certainly won't be the last. I write this as a warning to anyone thinking of moving here. It is no coincidence that crime has exploded since section 8 housing has become more and more prevalent here.
If there was any sort of this so call “gang fight of up to 150 ghetto thugs” it would have been plastered all over the news. Wacko!
American and proud of it

Bolingbrook, IL

#9 Jul 6, 2011
Illegals are destroying this country..........they need to go they bring nothing but trouble not all but MOST!!!
It is me

Plainfield, IL

#10 Jul 6, 2011
American and proud of it wrote:
Illegals are destroying this country..........they need to go they bring nothing but trouble not all but MOST!!!
ROFLMAO
Really?? I can begin to list names of people who have lived here for many a generation and have failed to contribute a damn thing. Whatever happened to love one another? Who made you judge and jury?
American and proud of it

Bolingbrook, IL

#11 Jul 6, 2011
It is me wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO
Really?? I can begin to list names of people who have lived here for many a generation and have failed to contribute a damn thing. Whatever happened to love one another? Who made you judge and jury?
Facts and statistics my friend!!!!!!!!!!
Honeytree resident

United States

#12 Jul 6, 2011
I am grateful I live in Honeytree. We are an owner occupied community. Homes can only be rented to immediate family. No section 8 as far as I know. Not everyone on section 8 is bad though.
The White Devil

Plainfield, IL

#13 Jul 6, 2011
Honeytree resident wrote:
I am grateful I live in Honeytree. We are an owner occupied community. Homes can only be rented to immediate family. No section 8 as far as I know. Not everyone on section 8 is bad though.
It is a numbers game though. If 2 of 10 are decent people I still do not want the other 8 losers in my area. How about applying that logic to child molesters where 2 of 10 convicted and once released do not commit any further assaults. Do you want the other 8 living in your community?
LakewoodGuy

Chicago, IL

#14 Jul 7, 2011
Honestly, what do you expect the association to do? Also, you never mentioned what section of Lakewood Falls this was in. It's also pretty ignorant to assume that these people were section 8 as well.

I've got people by my house that are less than ideal neighbors - and they are people of all colors. It's not exclusive to one race.

I have 3 pieces of advice for you: 1. Attend an association meeting and calmly and collectively bring up this issue - just to let them be aware of it. 2. Keep in touch with the Romeoville PD and make sure they are aware of the issue as well. Don't hesitate to call them for suspicious/rowdy behavior. 3. Talk to your neighbors and get them to do the same. Take back your neighborhood.
Regis

Elgin, IL

#15 Jul 7, 2011
LakewoodGuy wrote:
Honestly, what do you expect the association to do? Also, you never mentioned what section of Lakewood Falls this was in. It's also pretty ignorant to assume that these people were section 8 as well.
I've got people by my house that are less than ideal neighbors - and they are people of all colors. It's not exclusive to one race.
I have 3 pieces of advice for you: 1. Attend an association meeting and calmly and collectively bring up this issue - just to let them be aware of it. 2. Keep in touch with the Romeoville PD and make sure they are aware of the issue as well. Don't hesitate to call them for suspicious/rowdy behavior. 3. Talk to your neighbors and get them to do the same. Take back your neighborhood.
She obviously lives in the unincorporated portion that has the Plainfield addresses, since she references the county sheriff responding to the fight.
Just the facts

Woodridge, IL

#16 Jul 7, 2011
Allow me to provide some facts here. This happened in the F section on my cul-de-sac. I talked to the police that night. First, as to the original post, it was not 150 people but it was at least 50. There were arrests. The reason why there wasn't more because the sheriffs told us that they "didn't want to do the paperwork". Another arrest happened the next day. The renter is in fact section 8. The man who bought the house told us he was renting it to section 8. As for Lakewood Guy, yes the association has EVERYTHING to do with removing unruly tenants. Do you think the police can evict someone? Lakewood Falls told us to report anything so they can build a case against the renter and the landlord. If there are too many complaints they can remove the renter. It's part of the community by-laws for renters. The renter is not the problem and her kids are very polite. The problem is the trash she invites to these very obnoxious parties. All I want is a little mutual respect in this small meighborhood.
punch me for $10

Bolingbrook, IL

#17 Jul 7, 2011
Just the facts wrote:
Allow me to provide some facts here. This happened in the F section on my cul-de-sac. I talked to the police that night. First, as to the original post, it was not 150 people but it was at least 50. There were arrests. The reason why there wasn't more because the sheriffs told us that they "didn't want to do the paperwork". Another arrest happened the next day. The renter is in fact section 8. The man who bought the house told us he was renting it to section 8. As for Lakewood Guy, yes the association has EVERYTHING to do with removing unruly tenants. Do you think the police can evict someone? Lakewood Falls told us to report anything so they can build a case against the renter and the landlord. If there are too many complaints they can remove the renter. It's part of the community by-laws for renters. The renter is not the problem and her kids are very polite. The problem is the trash she invites to these very obnoxious parties. All I want is a little mutual respect in this small meighborhood.
Well put. One of the few on here that can make a good point make an opinion and not sound like a project redneck racist.
American

Bolingbrook, IL

#18 Jul 7, 2011
The White Devil wrote:
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It is a numbers game though. If 2 of 10 are decent people I still do not want the other 8 losers in my area. How about applying that logic to child molesters where 2 of 10 convicted and once released do not commit any further assaults. Do you want the other 8 living in your community?
I totally disagree with you Illegal is Illegal, get the heck out of this country we do not need you here!!! Illegal is not a race it is a crime!!!! If you are an illegal or an anchor baby time to go back where you came from!
Regis

Elgin, IL

#19 Jul 7, 2011
American wrote:
<quoted text> I totally disagree with you Illegal is Illegal, get the heck out of this country we do not need you here!!! Illegal is not a race it is a crime!!!! If you are an illegal or an anchor baby time to go back where you came from!
No one said anything about illegals...
lakewood falls resident

United States

#20 Jul 7, 2011
Trying to survive wrote:
Last night at 1:30 AM we had a gang fight of up to 150 ghetto thugs running, yelling, fighting and destroying other neighbor's property. It took six sheriffs cars to sort the mess out. We have tried to contact Lakewood Falls management who never returns our phone calls. Was is it going to take? A bullet through my house killing somebody? We are a community made up of various races, all of us just trying to survive in this bad economy, yet the mindset of these inner city blacks (yes, they are always black) are so ignorant towards everyone that it's scary to think that this is the future of Lakewood Falls. This is not our first time having serious trouble with Section 8 tenants and certainly won't be the last. I write this as a warning to anyone thinking of moving here. It is no coincidence that crime has exploded since section 8 housing has become more and more prevalent here.
stupid
The White Devil

Plainfield, IL

#21 Jul 7, 2011
American wrote:
<quoted text> I totally disagree with you Illegal is Illegal, get the heck out of this country we do not need you here!!! Illegal is not a race it is a crime!!!! If you are an illegal or an anchor baby time to go back where you came from!
Can you read? Where did I say illegal? At least in this string. Stupid Ijit.
American

Bolingbrook, IL

#22 Jul 7, 2011
Regis wrote:
<quoted text>
No one said anything about illegals...
I did!!!!! They are part of the problem! DUH!

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