We, the undersigned restaurants, businesses owners and taxpayers of Oak Park are opposed to the proposed changes to Oak Park's smoking regulations that would further restrict the use of tobacco products in Oak Park restaurants. As you know, Oak Park currently restricts the use of tobacco in restaurants to allow for those restaurants with more than 40 seats to designate and enforce a specific non-smoking area.
When I saw the purported tsunami photo accompanying the "Village trustee, the explorer and the tsunami" article in the Feb. 2 WEDNESDAY JOURNAL, it immediately struck me as a fake. And indeed it is. According to the Snopes Urban Legends website, the photo you published is a doctored picture of the skyline of Antofagasta, Chile.
On Jan. 28, the District 97 Board voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Connie Collins as superintendent. WEDNESDAY JOURNAL correctly reported that I abstained from the vote, and in an editorial criticized that abstention. Following is the statement I made at the board meeting to explain my position:
Forest Park resident Lori Buchowicz has never met a dog she doesn't like. It was while she was helping with the dogs at the late Forest Park Ark animal control/shelter facility that another volunteer there passed along to her a copy of Best Friends magazine, which is published by the Best Friends animal sanctuary in Utah.
Why on earth would anyone want to run for public office in Oak Park? It is a thankless job. The meetings are interminable. Citizens take potshots, and the press?#34;which wants to sell newspapers?#34;is rarely happy.
Some people just can't help messing with your mind. Take Chicago a cappella, the nine-voice group that sings?#34;as you'd expect?#34;without instrumental accompaniment. The name will stay the same, but for the first time this Saturday evening at Unity Temple, the singers will have some non-human company.
Striving to stay current with the latest trends in cooking can become tiresome, especially for a cook long dedicated to the view that truly satisfying cuisine is usually uncomplicated, always consistent and always excellent. It's what I call classic. I never tire of it.
Perhaps you recall a television show called Meeting of Minds where Steve Allen would interview actors playing famous figures from history. Most often Allen's "guests" lived in different periods and places and couldn't possibly have known one another during their actual lifetimes.