Welcome to the Village of Snakes
What's that thing on the 95th Street water tower?
Yesterday a reader asked:
“The village workers have been refinishing our water tower and although it looks really nice, it's no longer blue and they have painted a ‘snake’ on the side of the water tower.
“What is going on? Who designed this and why was a ‘snake’ chosen?
"My husband and I drove past … and we were both shocked. What happened to the great ‘Oak’ leaf we always had?
Are we now the village of snakes?"
Well, I'm not even going to try to answer that one.
Thinking that the village was perhaps going “rouge” by painting a Gadsden flag on the village water tower, I posed the question to our very smart readers on Oak Lawn Patch’s Facebook page. I asked folks if they knew what was going on. The “snake” turned out to be the stem of the unfinished Oak Lawn village logo.
Readers left a few other helpful comments on Facebook, too:
“You would think [they'd] concentrate on making Oak Lawn ‘pretty’ by fixing the crater-covered parking lot behind the bars on 95th Street between Cook and 52nd Ave.”
“That's not a parking lot, that's a 5-story senior living community. Oh, wait...”
I went by last night and took some photos of the unfinished village logo on the water tower. I can understand why some people think it’s a snake.