It would be hard to find better news on an editorial page focused on business growth in Oak Park than the Journal's report Monday afternoon that Pete's Fresh Market will close on the shuttered Lake Street Dominick's store before this month ends.
Our block (900 Monroe Ave., River Forest) has been the victim of poor postal service for several years. We frequently miss mail on Mondays as that is the carrier's day off and no sub is provided. I was told by a supervisor that the carrier is on limited duty and when she is tired, she just stops delivering for that day.
For the last year the Gun Rights and Responsibilities Committee (GRRC), an ad hoc volunteer citizens group, has been meeting in an unsuccessful effort to achieve consensus between the gun rights and the gun responsibilities factions of the committee with respect to a limited number of gun violence issues, as well as proposed actions to address those issues.
The story says the Magi found the baby Jesus by following a star. The thing about stars is you can only see them at night. The darkness frightens people because evil can lurk in the shadows where you can't see it until it's too late.
I have a crooked chimney. It's not something I can help. It came with the house and is not a reflection of any personal character flaw that I know of, yet it makes me feel inadequate. I have house envy for those homeowners whose chimneys stand tall and proud and fully functioning atop their homes.
Ken, I was always there. You were just not listening! [Will the real Ray Simpson show up? Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Jan. 8]. There has been nothing inconsistent in my Second Amendment position, both at the meetings and in my comments here.
Breaking news: The sun rises in the east! The headline story in the Jan. 12 edition of the Chicago Tribune was: "Permit to carry gun not license to shoot." This is news only to those who are opposed to citizens owning firearms.