From the District 97 tax hike referendum to the contested election for the OPRF high school board, Wednesday Journal's news team will be on the job tonight. Our reporters will be out gathering the news and reactions from candidates and supporters at victory (or non-victory) parties. Our photographers will be shooting election night pictures and slideshows.
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: If you're so critical of OPRF's board why ... : Why, I've been asked this week, if the Journal is always harping on the school board at the high school would the paper endorse the three incumbents?
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: Full Circle: We're reporting today that Circle Theatre and the Madison Street Theater (Village Players, is what most of us still call it) are near a lease extension that will keep Circle in Oak Park for now. That is very good news.
Two things are likely to happen this week on the Oak Park block where I've come to work each morning for the past 30 years. Taken individually, each notable proposal could make sense. Put them together and they conflict.
Ten years into the century, 40-plus years after Oak Park first contemplated racial integration, we're about to find out how the experiment is going. The question, asked with trepidation and doubt, in the late 1960s was whether it was really possible to craft and nurture a racially diverse community.
Odds and ends with some a bit odder than others: Personal service: An interesting letter to parents from the principal at OPRF High School last week in the school newsletter. Nathaniel Rouse was recalling a point last fall when the school had an issue with a BB gun.