Tear Down the Cascade
Tear Down the Cascade
Ever been inside Elementary schools in West Chicago? Well I have, and they look the same as when I went. Have you ever supported the teachers of D33 and D94 to get paid better? Do you care about them? I care about them, but I don't tell them, "I support you." and stand in their way of higher salaries. Are you sitting at home, with no money because there is no work? Ever applied to have a city job, because of the benefits, and be denied? Have you driven around West Chicago, and asked yourself, when is the Township going to re-pave the roads? Do you ever visit surrounding towns to take photos, or to have a good time with friends and family? Why cant West Chicago be the township where families, and friends come to walk in the park, or to take pictures by an intricate piece of art? Why cant West Chicago be what Naperville, or Wheaton, or St. Charles, or Carol Stream be. I wonder, but I know why.
I've gone to the Cascade drive in before. Broken speakers, overpriced snacks. When I went, I wondered how does a business that charges obscene amounts for snacks, not have enough to replace a broken speaker? You mean to tell us, your patrons, that we have to pay $10 to get in, and pay for snacks, and have our car running because we need to tune to 88.5FM to get half decent audio. Charlestowne 18 is a few miles down. And its $7. And the leather seats recline. And we don't have to sit in our personal running car, that is burning gasoline, because if we turn it off while we have it tuned to 88.5 FM, our vehicles battery is going to die. A failing business can be spotted a mile away. Its not our job to help a failing business be successful, it was the businesses job to retain its clientele, and be successful. The Cascade has failed, and its our job to do whats best for our interests.
Maybe you realistically don't care about what happens. Tear it down, keep it up. It doesn't matter to you. The township had a proposal to take your property and put up an outdoor space for the public. What did I tell them? I told the township they cant tell you what you can, and cant put onto the land you pay property tax on. The land you own. I told the township you own it, so now let them do what they please. And thats what this is all about.
This is all about saving a failing business which we both understand is bad for everyone. This is about doing whats best for our schools, for the teachers in our community, for the public servants of the Township, for the Brave firefighters and police that protect us. Most importantly this is about protecting individual property ownership. We all either have, or hope to have our own property one day. This can only be promised if you help protect that right now. This is not about preserving a theatre so our future generation can watch the latest film in a run down drive in, that failed ages ago. .The other side will cry, nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia. Don't be fooled by the glamour of the past, and help us make West Chicago into the realistic future it can have.