The Oak Park Gymnastics Center will host its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 5. This 18,670-square-foot facility was built at a total taxpayer expenditure of $5,803,721 (see p. 23 of the Oak Park Park District annual report).
In defending the expenditure of the $2 million Scoville Park renovation, I feel a little bit like the lawyers who defended the Nazis at Nuremberg or John Wayne Gacy's defense counsel. But somebody has to do it.
If you can't push out … push up! That is the direction IDOT will present in their third public presentation, scheduled for early October. Now is the time for Oak Park, and communities neighboring the Ike, to decide whether to push back or cave in!