And now, a few short messages from Bartlett's: "Sometimes the perfect reply is to say nothing ... Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech ... I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude ... Be silent and safe?#34;silence never betrays you ... How gracious, how benign is solitude ... Silence is golden."
Oak Park's Maze Library is undoubtedly a building with historic character, making any proposed substantial changes to it worthy of focused attention from the preservation community. Also well worthy, however, is the library's effort to make the building accessible to persons with disabilities.
The tiled stop sign, embedded in an alley in the 600 block of South Kenilworth, is just one example of several such simple mosaics scattered throughout Oak Park, according to Village Engineer Jim Budrick.
We are delighted to hear that the federal government has allocated $4.8 million to continue the study and planning needed to cap the Ike. The Ike is now over 50-years-old and scheduled for major infrastructure work that out of necessity will include replacing all of its bridges over the next decade or so.
The public announcement that Donna Ogdon-Chen and Mike Chen will be leaving the Village of Oak Park in short order is devastating news for those business people in the village who have admired their graciousness, fortitude, effectiveness and expertise.