After attending a recent village board study session on diversity I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the change I saw. Many board members were actually expressing support for maintaining diversity and concerned and interested in doing something about it.
I strongly encourage you to assist the Magawa African Drum Studio in finding a new home in Oak Park. After such a dynamic beginning at its present Harrison Street location, it would be a grave loss for the Oak Park community if the studio leaves Oak Park when its temporary lease expires at the end of July.
Sometimes we need to look back to look ahead, and then we move beyond the past and re-commit to bettering the future of our children. For two years, I have wanted to voice my opinion on issues that started at Holmes School. Having related issues at Brooks that are now behind us, it is time to frankly discuss these issues.
As an Oak Park resident and grateful graduate of OPRF High School, I hope you will reject the Boosters' proposal for stadium lights on the high school football field and adjacent playing fields. There are other areas of our children's education that need more attention than the ability to play night games. Additionally, the long-term expenses and the harm to Oak Park's historical character make stadium lights undesirable.
Is the JOURNAL running an asinine letter contest I am not aware of? Or maybe Jack Hughes is one of those folks who is only happy when they have something to complain about ("Oak Park now a gulag," June 15).
The 16th annual Herb and Scented Plant Sale has now come and gone, which is hard to believe after 10 months of planning and preparation. But what a wonderful sale! After all these years it's clear that the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) have this event wonderfully well in hand.
I read the June 8 issue of WEDNESDAY JOURNAL and had to respond to several related issues. Marc Stopeck's cartoon was simply disgusting. The Geneva Convention on toilet paper? Give me a break. Ken Trainor believes we need a national day of atonement.