At Julian middle school on Oct. 9, the district superintendent greeted the assembled "citizenry," come for "tonight's festivities," which was putting too fine a glow to it in my book. But this was nothing compared to his effusive welcome "to our legislators," two state senators and two state representatives, who had come to be grilled, more or less, by three schools-connected ladies, probably each a mother of a district student. . . .
Monday night 10/30 at Ascension, the OP&RF Community of Congregations gathered a panel of 11 people who are trying to make Austin a better place. A highly successful venture, the panel plus discussion, . . . .
Sen. Don Harmon and Rep. Camille Lilly took it on the chin in Galewood Sept. 12 from a crowd of 60 or so town-hall listeners in a Galewood church.
In a meeting of just over an hour, assorted cries from the heart filled the air while Harmon and Lilly responded civilly but as the evening wore on, less so, even testily, with Lilly fairly shouting at one point, talking over questioners.
State Rep. Camille Lilly, who represents most of Oak Park, defended herself vigorously last night (Sept. 12) against what she took to be a scurrilous charge of loose morality from a woman at a Galewood townhall meeting. . . . .