Reactions: Local notables weigh in on current events

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Oak Park (and River Forest too) are filled with outspoken people whose opinions are informed and therefore carry some weight. And lately, there has been a lot to weigh in on, so we asked four residents, all of whom have been profiled in Wednesday Journal in the past and whose opinions we respect, to give us their quick take on four issues that have occupied the cultural/political spotlight of late:

1) The debate about civility that followed the shootings in Tucson, Ariz.

2) The controversial film The Black Swan, one of this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees

3) The General Assembly's decision to increase the state income tax by 67 percent

4) The vote to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, which awaits the governor's signature.

After reading what these movers and shakers have to say, feel free to give us your opinion — about their opinions.


Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2017

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2017 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad