It was with deep sadness that I read pages 27-29 in the March 26 Wednesday Journal [When we sought racial balance in our classrooms, LifeLines]. I had intended to write this letter some years ago but thought, "What's the use?"
When I was managing a youth baseball Pony League team about 10 years ago, my team's practices at Lindberg Park were sometimes bumped by a Fenwick baseball team. League officials told me Fenwick was allowed to do this.
One must question the premise that Oak Park has insufficient space for sports teams when certain park district-owned spaces are woefully underutilized. I am referring, of course, to the grounds at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home.
I did not vote for Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and am waiting to see how his new business-oriented approach to running Oak Park will benefit its citizens. However, his selection of Andrea Ott to replace village trustee Ray Johnson was a stroke of genius.
Imagine a supermarket in Oak Park with a wide selection of fresh produce, including organic, and specials like fresh, sweet red grapefruit direct from Texas. Then look at the wide selection of packaged foods, including some great pasta selections, a full range of baking needs, and fresh dairy products. Then add to this mix a real butcher who offers a great array of chickens, turkeys, meats, and special orders.
I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters for the time spent helping me with my recent state senate campaign. In a democracy, it is important to stand up for our beliefs. I feel I have accomplished this. I'm proud of the campaign we waged in bringing forth the issues that affect all of us. Along the campaign trail, I met thousands of people, and I'm grateful for the positive response we received.
I would like to respond to a letter in Viewpoints regarding all the litter on the ground after the snow melted [Snow's gone, but not the litter, March 26]. I agree with Ms. Poplett. I can't tell you the times I have to pick up recycling on the streets on the weekend.
Congratulations to Oak Park and River Forest soccer player Ashley Gerin, the Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week. The freshman forward scored three goals in the Huskies' 7-1 win over Riverside-Brookfield