Feeling Unsafe


Last evening, I used the Bay Oaks Community Center to exercise. Before going I hadn’t thought twice about its location, however after arriving and seeing how deserted the area was I started to feel unsafe. Heck, I’m from Chicago and to feel this way on FMB makes me sad. Bay Oaks is so close to the school, library & the old Topps. This morning I saw a homeless person walking in the Topps parking area. I can’t imagine how parents feel with their children so close to this location. Maybe that’s why I was the only car in the parking lot last night and not another soul around. Maybe I felt especially leery because a few weeks ago I was panhandled while in Time Square. Something needs to be done for everyone’s safety and the future of our island!


Penny Ploski
FMB and Frankfort IL