When life gives you -emons, make -emonade. The VMA's Doug Wyman, hoping no doubt to lighten a long election campaign, called to let us in on a little levity. This hasn't been Wyman's favorite campaign. He came out after one event and found his car had been stolen. So when the long-awaited (and late) lawn signs for the Oak Park First slate came back from the printer, he discovered that they had added an extra "l" to Village Clerk Sandra Sokol's name, making it "Solkol." Doug thought she'd be pretty alarmed, but she was delighted. Turns out they'd made a mistake on the ballot and spelled library trustee candidate Mila Tellez with only one "l" on the ballot (making it "Telez").
"Now we know what happened to the extra 'l,'" said Sokol (not Solkol). "Now I can call Mila [Tellez, not Telez] and tell her the typographer of the universe stole her 'l' and put it on my name."
The latest batch of signs corrected Sokol's name. Unfortunately, once the ballot is set, it's set.
Does Danza Viva know about this guy?
Village trustee candidate Ray Barbossa describes himself as a "tax, corporate and real estate attorney." Not a surprise for someone seeking election to the village board. His next admission during last week's endorsement interview, however, caught us off guard. Barbossa, whose parents came to this country from Puerto Rico, said he is one of the better Argentine Tango dancers in the U.S.
If she hasn't already, Rebecca Huntman, director of Danza Viva, should get this guy on her board. And if he makes it to the village board, maybe he'll find a way to choreograph consensus.
In our Feb. 23 article [History of problems at OP Healthcare p. 1], Bryan G. Barrish was incorrectly identified as a previous owner of Oak Park Healthcare Center. Though he was a party in the lawsuit mentioned in the article, Mr. Barrish has never been an owner of Oak Park Healthcare. WEDNESDAY JOURNAL regrets the error.
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