I've been living in the same house in Oak Lawn for about 23 years now. I've never had a problem with traffic in my neighborhood (even though I do live right off of one of the most congested intersections in the Chicagoland area). For some reason, out of the blue, the village decided to make EVERY GOD DAMN STREET around my house either a one way street or a dead end. Now, if I want to go to or from my house I have to go AT LEAST three or four blocks out of my way just to get to the major intersection that is literally half a block from my front door. Not to mention that this new route I have to take brings me past the Metra tracks. Oh yeah, and starting in a couple of months, Metra will be running 30 trains a day across those tracks instead of the 15 a day that run now.
Also, the big bright yellow Dead End signs all over my neighborhood are a really nice touch. It would be such a shame if someone vandalized them. Tonight.