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Sunset Village Resident Thanks Patch Readers for 'Renewed Hope'

After months of sharing the mobile home park community’s struggles, one resident shares an encouraging update and thanks Patch readers for their support and ‘taking a stand.’

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to let you know about some very positive progress as a result of the Patch coverage of Sunset Village.

Patch readers contacted about the issues going on at .
 As a result, the receiver has started a very thorough, rapid process of removing old, abandoned and dilapidated homes.

They have started installing new equipment in place of the pump house once full of rodent feces and carcasses in an effort to . They have started installing streetlights and replacing defective hydrants.

We now have armed, private security patrolling our area. And they are providing extra garbage cans and free bungee straps to keep lids closed in an effort to reduce raccoon incursions. To that end, they have begun to trap cats and other animals. They are also making an effort to mow grass. They are paving the streets properly as well.

While they still owe us nearly $5000 in rental rebates, that has more to do with the judge (Kenelly) than the management. This is a night and day difference in the misery and trepidation we have endured for quite some time.

Thank you to Patch and its readers for taking a stand on our behalf. It is a very big deal for us and we have renewed hope for the future.

Sincerely,
Chris Iosello 

 

George September 14, 2012 at 02:16 PM
God Bless those people and please don't let this issue die. We feel a kinship with those folks and we want to help if we can.
chris September 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Thank you George! We still have a long way to go, but any improvement in the conditions here is a welcome event. Since I was willing to criticise the managers for not doing anything, it's only fair that I praise them when they do something good. We are still trying to make this resident owned. With the help of generous people like yourselves, OLPH, Willow Creek Church, HODC and others, we actually have a fighting chance. Thank you again for your support and consideration! We really, really appreciate it!
chris September 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Also: Our story will be featured in the Glenbrook South Oracle. We are at a critical juncture in this process. As the property has been listed and is open to a 90 day marketing and evaluation process. Now more than ever it is important for officials to hear from the community. And any support that anyone can offer will help us greatly to preserve the homes and lives of Glenviews working families. I know times are tough, so we appreciate everything and anything our neighbors can contribute, whether it's a dollar or kind words. Every little bit helps.
Joanna Schneider September 15, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Chris, I hope you'll share a link when the Oracle article is published. Thanks again for sharing your letter. I'm so glad to know the concern of our readers has helped to push things in a positive direction!
chris September 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I will for sure! The Patch readers made a HUGE difference here. I can't thank everyone enough.

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