The Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice (OPCTJ) thanks all of those who attended the Sept. 10 Chicago regional Peace Fair and Town Hall Meeting held in Scoville Park. Without you, the event would not have been successful. We also thank the Oak Park Police Department for its assistance and cooperation on the day of the Fair and the Park District of Oak Park for its cooperation in facilitating the event.
Despite the statement by West Suburban Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer in last Wednesday's Journal concerning hospital expansion that the hospital "does not have a primary site," is "open to any option," and "no designs have yet been made," it is quite clear that the only plan is to build a new building on the current green space at the corner of Humphrey and Ontario after demolishing the existing vacant two-flat in that space.
In Viewpoints of the June 29 Wednesday Journal, Jim Boushay and Rickey Sain wrote that dialogue should be conducted in a spirit of trust and reverence for all persons: an excellent definition which we should all accept.
LifeSource is again privileged to receive the support of an Oak Park institution for blood donation collections. Beginning Oct. 3 and continuing every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., blood donations are accepted at the First United Methodist Church, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., in Fellowship Hall.
Recently, apologists (such as Chapman in the Chicago Tribune, Brooks and Tierney in the New York Times) for the less-is-more philosophy of government that the Bush Administration subscribes to would have us believe that FEMA's failure to respond to Hurricane Katrina is vindication for smaller government.