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Old 05-13-2020, 03:39 PM #1
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O’Hare Paintball Park Closed Permanently

It is a sad day for indoor paintball, especially indoor paintball in Illinois.

The ever popular indoor paintball park, O’Hare Paintball, in Illinois, has just posted on their Facebook page that their field has permanently closed.

For anyone not in Illinois, the shutdown has hurt the state extremely hard. The state is still shut down except for some “essential businesses” and their is no end in sight.

The shutdown has hurt small businesses the most, and this is another casualty of the Illinois government mandated lockdown.
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Old 05-13-2020, 04:20 PM #2
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That sucks, the current state of this thing is wreaking havoc across all industries. Ronnie filmed all sorts of great content here.
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It is a sad day for indoor paintball, especially indoor paintball in Illinois.

The ever popular indoor paintball park, O’Hare Paintball, in Illinois, has just posted on their Facebook page that their field has permanently closed.

For anyone not in Illinois, the shutdown has hurt the state extremely hard. The state is still shut down except for some “essential businesses” and their is no end in sight.

The shutdown has hurt small businesses the most, and this is another casualty of the Illinois government mandated lockdown.
Never did get to make it to O'Hare being here in Springfield. Too bad they had to close... I hope the owners do not leave paintball entirely. Or, let's hope someone else steps up to fill the shoes.
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:02 PM #4
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place was crap anyways
Compared to the previous indoor fields in Illinois, it was the best there was. All the other indoor fields in Illinois were a mess and didn’t survive. Look how long CPX indoor lasted. I don’t think they lasted 2 years.
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That's too bad for local players. The place was always packed when I was there and it was certainly cleaner than some of the defunct Chicagoland indoor fields.
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That's too bad for local players. The place was always packed when I was there and it was certainly cleaner than some of the defunct Chicagoland indoor fields.
Sure was.
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I actually took a tour of O'Hare a few years ago before it opened in its last location. It was built in an old bowling alley and simply amazing.

I heard the building was sold.

Sadly, this won't be the only field we'll see close.
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I actually took a tour of O'Hare a few years ago before it opened in its last location. It was built in an old bowling alley and simply amazing.

I heard the building was sold.

Sadly, this won't be the only field we'll see close.
Very true.

This is going to bankrupt the entire sport of paintball in some of the locked down states.

Illinois and Michigan to name a few in the midwest.
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I'm trying to reach out to the local fields in my area to see about vouchers or anything I could do to try to get money to em. Shoot, even paint vouchers to be redeemed later is a good idea.
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I'm trying to reach out to the local fields in my area to see about vouchers or anything I could do to try to get money to em. Shoot, even paint vouchers to be redeemed later is a good idea.
Great idea. I'm afraid that some of the fields in Illinois will go under before you can even use the vouchers.

You can thank the fat turd of a governor for this.
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That's a shame. Every time I had been there that place was immaculate, and the staff was friendly. I am not from the area but had heard about how busy it got. It will be missed.

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I'm trying to reach out to the local fields in my area to see about vouchers or anything I could do to try to get money to em. Shoot, even paint vouchers to be redeemed later is a good idea.
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You can thank the fat turd of a governor for this.
I am grateful for what our Governor is doing with our plan for IL. I'm in retail/Food Service. The majority of IL is still too unaware of our current crisis. He has the common sense to see how devastating this could impact our state. I'm glad he hasn't reopened the state. What I'm not glad about is how ignorant people can be.
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I am grateful for what our Governor is doing with our plan for IL. I'm in retail/Food Service. The majority of IL is still too unaware of our current crisis. He has the common sense to see how devastating this could impact our state. I'm glad he hasn't reopened the state. What I'm not glad about is how ignorant people can be.
I am a physician on the front lines of this, and I want to know what you are smoking, to think shutting down the state is a good idea.

The shutdown and economic collapse will kill far more than this virus.

Jelly Belly has about as much common sense as the bag of potato chips he eats to keep his fat ***.
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Yep. Illinois was in a world of hurt long before this. I can only imagine what will become of this state after this.
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I am grateful for what our Governor is doing with our plan for IL. I'm in retail/Food Service. The majority of IL is still too unaware of our current crisis. He has the common sense to see how devastating this could impact our state. I'm glad he hasn't reopened the state. What I'm not glad about is how ignorant people can be.
I can bet in 6 months when you or someone close to you is out of work, that your perspective may change.

Dont believe what you are told, do your own research, this is probably the best advice I can give anyone in this era.
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I can bet in 6 months when you or someone close to you is out of work, that your perspective may change.

Dont believe what you are told, do your own research, this is probably the best advice I can give anyone in this era.
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So true.
Even the "News" cant report that opening up is doing anything negative.

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The best source available came from this tracking site. It was nation wide and broke down numbers state by state.

Illinois had a peak resource use in mid April. This date was since removed from the tracking. For the fat turd of a governor to change the peak to mid June is laughable and a complete scam and lie.

Illinois never had a shortage of hospital beds or vents. The flatten the curve campaign was to not overwhelm the healthcare system. Anything else is moving the goalposts, which the fat turd is a professional at.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/unite...erica/illinois

This isn't about safety. This is about politics, plain and simple.
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The best source available came from this tracking site. It was nation wide and broke down numbers state by state.

Illinois had a peak resource use in mid April. This date was since removed from the tracking. For the fat turd of a governor to change the peak to mid June is laughable and a complete scam and lie.

Illinois never had a shortage of hospital beds or vents. The flatten the curve campaign was to not overwhelm the healthcare system. Anything else is moving the goalposts, which the fat turd is a professional at.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/unite...erica/illinois

This isn't about safety. This is about politics, plain and simple.

To be fair most hospitals in the US are around a bed occupancy rate of 65% or so. Most hospitals become overwhelmed due to employee shortage and resource limitations around the 85% occupancy mark. So in regards to flatten the curve, there is some general thought behind it.
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