I have a beef and it's not a Connie's Beef.
I was born and raised in the village of Oak Park. I currently work in the village of Oak Park. I have a few questions for the village of Oak Park.
Why did you spend a ton of money looking for a village manager when you seemed to know who it was going to be all along? Why does Oak Park spend taxpayers' money so frivolously?
And my big question: Why in the heck aren't the taxpayers in Oak Park going ballistic about how the village spends their money?
My final question: Why does the village no longer hire from within? Years ago (many years ago) if you worked in Oak Park, you had a chance for advancement. That saves money.
Don't get me wrong, I love this community. My favorite memories are of leaves burning in the fall and sitting in the bleachers at OPRF football games. The people who live here are caring, genuine and smart. I no longer reside here, but my blood boils when I read some of the cockamamie ideas coming out of this town. Government supports and defends its people — it's not for itself.
Thanks for listening. It's been a slice.
Rosemary Kevil Serio