The integrity, intelligence, and common sense of circuit court judges undergirds our economy and social fabric. How does a citizen cast an informed vote on all the judicial races at the end of the March 18 ballot? The bar associations are trying to make it easy for you.
Last summer when I was collecting signatures on Pam Meyerson's nominating petitions, I often heard "Oh yes, she was part of our parent group at Beye" or "Oh yes, I worked with her on the Community of Congregations" or "Oh yes, I know her from the pro-bono work she did for our Oak Park organization."
Something got off track recently with plans for Noon Whistle, a microbrewery, to sign a lease and open on Chicago Avenue near Austin Boulevard. The owners of the building — these days an indoor athletic facility but back a decade the mustiest auto repair shop you could imagine — said they worried about being left with a built-out and unusable brewing facility if the microbrew concept didn't fly.
Are you against gun violence? Do you actively work toward reducing gun violence? Or do you merely work to take away everyone else's guns? In that case, you may be a gun-limiter, in favor of a gun-limited society, a society with gun-limited rights for all!
Last Friday, I met with three dear old Oak Parkers (aka DOOPers) — Bob Trezevant, John Thorpe and Frank Lipo — to talk about a particular era in local history (late '60s to the mid-'70s), which we hope to highlight in some future edition of Wednesday Journal, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright virtual theme park we have — thanks to the efforts of a good many good people — created, developed, nurtured and sustained over the past four decades.