After five games of a 10-game season, the Hurricanes Premiere U13 girls soccer team is presently in first place in the top division of the Illinois Women's Soccer League, having scored 11 goals and allowing only three goals to be scored against them.
Oak Park police continue to work to develop leads regarding an ongoing series of commercial burglaries. Six more Oak Park businesses were broken into last week, making a total of at least 20 commercial burglaries in the village over the past three months.
It the time, attending high school in the 1980s was defined by the contrast with attending elementary school in the '70s. Elementary school and the '70s were not a happy time for me. My family moved to Oak Park in September, 1973.
The proposal to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants, is being resurrected by the dedicated group of anti-smoking activists who call their organization Smoke Free Oak Park. Their previous proposal was voted down by the former village board, but it makes sense for the issue to be revived and reviewed by a new board, and, in fact, the topic has been placed on the board's agenda for Feb. 27.
Well, Sue Cross called my bluff right back. In last week's Viewpoints, I challenged her to say something nice about Bill Clinton as president, and if she did, I would say something nice about George W. Bush as president.
Dear Ken, To respond to your challenge in Wednesday Journal [She just can't say enough (bad) about Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Oct. 19], I can write more than one positive thing about Mr. Clinton as well as many other Democrats for whom I have a great deal of respect.
Evidently, my last letter regarding the extreme right's strange theology and the incompetence of the current administration struck a nerve [The Right believes in a cruel God and an incompetent president, Viewpoints, Sept. 14].
After years of neglect, Downtown Oak Park (DTOP), especially Marion and Westgate streets, need tender loving care, not constant disruption. A Wednesday Journal editorial (Dec. 19, 2001) resolved, "By the end of 2002, the majority of capital improvement and economic development work village-wide will near completion so residents can savor a little peace and quiet in 2003." When can we expect this tranquility?