I grew up in Washington D.C. When I was 11, my mom said we were going to an important event on Aug. 28 — the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This was 1963. It was years before the significance of that day sank in.
Oak Park's village president took a few minutes at the close of last week's village board meeting to say plainly that it is time to settle a contract dispute with the union representing a sliver of village employees.
The Finance Advisory Committee at Oak Park and River Forest High School continued its information-gathering phase with a presentation last week on various scenarios related to pension reform in Illinois.
Paul Moroney — rightly, in my view — congratulates the editors of the Wednesday Journal in beginning a theological discussion in its pages [Afterthoughts on the afterlife, Viewpoints, Aug. 21]. I was struck, however, by one remark this writer made in his viewpoint, which I thought deserved further comment.
Here's a summary of last week's front-page story [Private meeting, public comment? News, Aug. 21]. Despite three years of negotiating, Oak Park has not been able to agree on a contract with its union employees.