I request that Democrats who vote in Cook County's First District vote for Blake Sercye. The case is simple. He's bright, makes things happen and has practical ideas about using Cook County government as a tool for making citizens' lives better.
I never thought a simple letter to my son's school would make me feel like Don Quixote lunging at windmills. My fourth-grader asked if he could read a book with me so he can improve at writing "summaries" in class.
Oak Park's housing discrimination was discussed a great deal by the village boards during 2003-2007, and the Community Relations Commission prior to that. Questioning of the Housing Center and other institutions was heresy.
Congratulations to the Oak Park and River Forest High School Wrestling Team. Coach Powell, his very able coaching staff, and all the wrestling team members should feel proud of their recent state championship victory.
After I saw 12 Years A Slave, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, I wrote a column on Nov. 12, titled, "White Americans need an education in slavery." To my surprise, the column elicited far more comments from readers than any column I have ever written.
With the Democratic primary now less than a week away, the Journal reminds readers of its endorsement of Blake Sercye in the race for the 1st District of the Cook County Board. In a crowded field of some talent, we found Sercye to be the strongest choice for progressive change to this important level of government.
There are any number of reasons why, over the decades, Oak Park's two public school districts didn't talk well to each other — superintendents who didn't like each other, school boards that didn't know each other, and state law that made sharing information about students problematic.