When the first evidence of toxic waste was found at Barrie Park in 1997, few who came to be involved in the subsequent environmental cleanup project expected it would take eight years before a new park could be returned to the neighborhood.
Give the new Oak Park village board the customary "D" for communications. They earned that for raising the blood pressure of every progressive development voice in town by letting stand a fast-growing rumor the board was serious about imposing a moratorium on all new projects in town. Give the progressive development types a demerit for buying into the rumor without checking.
Not all alternative lifestyles are suspect. Take the monks of New Melleray Abbey in Iowa. Theirs is about as alternative a lifestyle as you can get?#34;a strict regimen devoted to prayer, work, and community living.