Somewhere along the way the adults hijacked Halloween. I'm not sure when the hijacking occurred, but for evidence one need only go to one of the seasonal Halloween stores that, like mushrooms after a rain, spring up every year around the first of October.
Many of the statements contained in Ray Simpson's Oct. 23 Viewpoints letter [Gun owners just want to be left alone] require a response in the same public forum in which they were made. First, he added "Rest in Peace" to the Gun Rights and Responsibilities Group (GRRG) of which both he and I are members. To my knowledge, it is not dead.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 29, I will be hosting a town hall meeting in Oak Park to discuss proposed renovations of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and improvements to the CTA Blue Line. I hope you will be able to join this important discussion.
Yes, we know, an editorial about a school board's committee structure is not exactly a lapel-grabber. But, if we told you the current and preliminary discussion at Oak Park and River Forest High School about how many board members ought to serve on a sub-committee is really about building trust, about avoiding micro-management, about focusing on the really critical issues, could we hold your interest for a couple of hundred words?
The Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild will open its new season by presenting Two Heads Are Better Than One, a comedy by Pat Cook, on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick Auditorium, 505 Washington Blvd.