Milstein is the candidate for the people

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I was excited by the addition of Mr. Robert Milstein to the race for village president. He is a candidate of the people, by the people, and for the people of Oak Park. I've watched my taxes go up, seen ugly condos in ever vacant space, and heard people overlooked in pleas to the board of trustees.

Mr. Milstein's town hall meeting was well attended. Many citizens asked questions and got answers. I also attended the town meeting with the balance of the board?#34;Pope, Carpenter, Johnson. They had their own agendas. Questions asked were not really answered. The trustees were indeed long-winded with a lot to pay?#34;but did not really answer questions put to them.

Mr. Milstein is called a "loner." In his case, he is. He fights for you and me on a board dedicated to leaving their "legacy." Is Oak Park really being beautified or made better? It's beginning to look a lot like everywhere else?not the Oak Park we love.

Why does this board worry about capping the Eisenhower expressway, rebuilding Lake Street and, yet again, giving $8 million plus to Whiteco (a multi-billion dollar corporation)?

Let's chop up Oak Park more than it is! What about beauty coming to Roosevelt and Madison? What about our streets and alleyways? Visitors' first impression is the lack of smooth streets while driving to our "pay" lots.

However, when coming into Oak Park?#34;there are green, and well lit towers!

Come on, Mr. Milstein?#34;we must win one for you. We need leaders who care about the citizens and making Oak Park great again.

J. Kent
Oak Park

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