Where was Wednesday Journal when the village board was considering abandoning its partnership with Integrys for green energy, allowing ComEd to undercut the progress we've made for a measly $4 a month? I wish I could have written some letters before the vote, but I had to find out on Facebook when it was too late.
Noting that you create a prominent publication in the Oak Park and River Forest community, I wanted to bring to your attention the issue of children in the labor force. I do not believe this issue is talked about frequently enough in our community, and we often do not see the true realities of children who partake in the labor force. You may have heard cliché conversations regarding children in the work force, but how much does our community really know about their lives?
We need to rebel now. We must no longer allow most Republicans to continue to appropriate our labor and our wealth for the top one-tenth of 1 percent. These Republicans are bastardizing the whole idea of capitalism.
At least a few people around town remember that the Oak Park village board set a very firm deadline of Feb. 28 for proof positive that developers — some developer, any developers — had obtained financing to build the tall, shiny high-rise at Lake and Forest.
To call her a Renaissance woman would be an understatement. She's a painter, a grade school teacher and a board member of a group that champions the rights of marginalized women. Like her art, she's both colorful and elegant. Meet Tye Johnson, someone you should know.
Mann Elementary School is once again in the paper. This time the principal resigned, but it seemed like he was going to get fired. No one really knows what is going on except the superintendent and the board, and they ain't talking. Where is Edward Snowden when we really need him?
With its recent McCutcheon decision, which buttresses their Citizens United decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has demonstrated its commitment to radical activism. The rationale presented by Roberts in his majority opinion is comical in its absurdity.