Al Gore has received national recognition for heroic work on the climate change issue. Here in Oak Park, we have our own "climate heroes." K.C. Doyle is one of them, and the first to be recognized by the local chapter of Organizing For Action (OFA), through its Committee on Climate Change, which educates consumers and advocates with legislators on sustainable energy goals.
Hunger in America never has been more relevant. Immediately before it's August break, the U.S. House of Representatives took a straight-party-line vote to eliminate food stamps from the SNAP Program in the farm bill.
I can't remember the names of the substitute teachers I had in grade school because I had so few. It seems the teachers I had at Holmes School were a hardy group of men and women who were rarely absent from school. I do, however, remember four substitute teachers I had during my high school years.
A good story with a happy ending is always welcome, especially when it's true. And there are few stories quite like Mutiny on the Bounty, a movie I first saw on Family Classics with Frazier Thomas (Channel 9 on Friday nights during the 1960s; later it moved to Sundays).
Last month, two dozen mayors from across America arrived in Oak Park for show-and-tell. These are public officials looking to innovate, pledged to sustainability, who seemingly share good-governance values with our village. So it was a happy choir that David Pope and Anan Abu-Taleb, presidents past and current, were preaching to in August.