Russ M
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  • Oak Park, IL
  • United States

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Russ M's Discussions

Northeast Oak Park Flooding
15 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malcolm Lloyd Jul 12.

Bathroom Remodel

Started Nov 18, 2014

Web Designer
5 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ M Feb 21, 2014.


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Profile Information

Favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
The people, trees, architecture, and diversity of residents. I feel like I am living in a small town with just enough touch of hipness.
Least favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Property taxes can be a bit much and I think the Village needs to be a little more radical and proactive in revitalizing downtown. There seems to be too much focus and appeasement of special interest groups.
Interests & Hobbies
RC Cars, Sci-fi, and traveling. I am the old guy with the toy car buzzing up and down at 40mph the street.
Favorite local restaurant
Any restaurant that isn't an Italian restaurant (I'm not a pasta fan).
Favorite local shop or business
Trader Joes and Fly Bird

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Russ M replied to Joyce Porter's discussion Cozy Corner
"I think that is my problem.  Oak Park has a ton restaurants with that vibe...  "
Sep 18

Russ M replied to Joyce Porter's discussion Cozy Corner
"Highly visible spot.  That place would probably boom if the food is good and interior updated."
Sep 14

Russ M replied to Becca's discussion Has Anyone Been to Pete's Yet?
"I drove by yesterday thinking I might stop in and take a look around, but the parking lot was over flowing.  From what I saw, I don't think they anticipated such a demand as the parking lot doesn't seem big enough now."
Sep 4

Russ M commented on Brian Plain's blog post New Coffee Shop in South OP: The 206 Oak Park
"I will have to swing by.   I'm always down for a good waffle and coffee."
Aug 10

Russ M commented on Brian Plain's blog post New Coffee Shop in South OP: The 206 Oak Park
"So are they serving waffles too or just coffee?"
Aug 10

Russ M commented on Becca's blog post Nail Salon Coming to Northeast Oak Park
"That storefront has been vacant for years so I guess it is better than nothing!  Really wish we could get a nice coffee shop or bakery in NE Oak Park along Chicago."
Aug 2
Malcolm Lloyd replied to Russ M's discussion Northeast Oak Park Flooding
"Agreed about R.C. I hate the turf and wish they would have kept the sled hill there.  They've tried to steamroll the Barrie Park reno with turf and all sorts of things but they've been shouted down at each meeting.  Doesn't…"
Jul 12
Joyce Porter replied to Russ M's discussion Northeast Oak Park Flooding
"The Park District thinks they know what is best.  When I went to the meeting about removing the sled hill by Ridgeland Common they wouldn't allow any public input.  R. C. is not user friendly either.  They keep spending fixing…"
Jul 12

Russ M's Blog

Undercover OP Police in a Lexus?

This morning on the way to work, I saw a driver get pulled over at Ridgeland & South Boulevard by a grey Lexus IS250 with flashing police lights.  It kind of took me by surprise. 


I think the driver was pulled over because they were driving in the parking lane.  They tried to pass on the right under the El tracks at the stop light.  You know how impatient Chicago drivers like to snake to the front of the line at a stop light on the right hand side and then drag race off…


Posted on July 10, 2012 at 12:24pm

New Shelters At Ridgeland Greenline Stop

I noticed today at the Green Line Ridgeland stop that the there is a new bus shelter for the riders!  Lovely!

It used to be somewhat of a pain to have to wait at the curb for the bus as there was no where to sit.  Often times, bus riders would just stand around indoors at the train station waiting on the bus.  Now we have these nice little shelters.   You can't see it in the photo, but there is a bench to sit down on too.   These must have been put up very recently as they were still…


Posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

Galloping Ghost - Cool Place for Kids (And Adults...)

I just thought I would share some information about a cool place I found yesterday in Brookfield called Galloping Ghost Arcade.  If you were a kid in the 70s and 80s, you will think you have gone back in time.


It is a video game arcade, but it only has the old school video games we grew up on - Pac-man, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Punch Out, Galaga, Space Invaders, Super Mario Brothers, Tron, etc.   All…


Posted on April 14, 2011 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

What is Your Hobby?



I am really curious to hear about LiveHere member hobbies. Having a hobby is a great way to release stress.  I am guessing some of you knit, program computers, garden, cook, photography, etc.   So what do you do in your spare time for fun?


I have two hobbies that I really enjoy.  The main one that takes up most of my free time now is racing remote control 1/8th scale off road cars.  I race them all over IL, MI, and WI now.  The cars are typically gas powered…


Posted on February 23, 2011 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Potato Soup with Bacon

I cooked this tonight and thought I would share it with everyone.  It was Delicious...  with a capital D.   It is soup mostly of potatoes, corn, red bell peppers, chives, and leeks. 


Of course, I had to throw some nice bacon goodness on top.  I highly suggest you go all out on the bacon and get the Black Forest Bacon from the meat counter at Whole Foods.  Trust me, that regular ole Jimmy Dean bacon will just seem so inadequate after you've had this Black…


Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:32am

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At 4:18pm on August 1, 2010, Angela Perez said…
Bored. Any suggestions on what to do on a sunday afternoon in oakpark?
At 8:14pm on July 16, 2010, Suzan Jardine said…
thanks...that's been the joke for awhile when people ask about "what is it about your cookies??!?!"...I think it's really that they're just made with the stuff we should all be unpronouncable ingredient names....
if you come by the market again, make sure to say hi!
At 8:06pm on June 12, 2010, Maria Sanchez said…
Hi Russ- Thanks for that link about "visual guesstimating by Police in Ohio". So sad!
At 11:20am on December 29, 2009, Angela Perez said…
a doggie park in oak park would be cute. Id call it oak bark park ....just a suggestion.
At 9:59am on December 24, 2009, Angela Perez said…
Happy Holidays!!
At 2:21pm on August 7, 2009, Jessie @ CarefulPeach Boutique said…
Sure thing!


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