Oak Park restaurateurs came out in force last week to oppose a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking at all indoor work places, many of them saying a ban would drive customers to neighboring communities.
Citing research that backs common sense wisdom that meals eaten together with their families can affect young people's health and behavioral choices, the perfect dinner is offering a program to market to families of school-aged children while benefiting school Parent Teacher Organizations and other youth-oriented groups.
? The following contains incidents reported to the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from Jan.16 through Jan. 23. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.
Lawrence Hunt, 90, fisherman, ice man, RF school board member Mildred O'Connell, 78, founded Marymount College in Florida Marjorie Liewald, 80, fashion designer Jacinto J. Dizon, 86, consultant for the World Health Organization Barbara Fitch, 84, homemaker, mother, and grandmother Helen Sitton, 85, homemaker
The gist of Dan Haley's Jan. 19 column about the Hoppe building ("Damn the bunnies. Demolish 'So-Called Hoppe Building'") seemed to be that it would be quicker to tear it down than to wait for it to fall down. In a "village" whose main asset is its old buildings why would anyone complain that some of them have been built too well, as if they were overstaying their welcome?
Susan Cross believes that two Wednesday Journal writers should apologize for their "caustic and misguided" criticism of the caustic and misguided Greg Saganich ("Replacement of WJ's stupid, left-wing, editors is overdue," Jan. 5). If they refuse? Why, they should be forced; no doubt Cross herself would eagerly volunteer to apply the electrodes.
This is to endorse strongly the candidacy of Dr. Dee Millard for a seat on the District 200 School Board in the next election. Dee is our neighbor and friend. She has demonstrated her strong commitment to the high school as a parent and, in particular, as the founder and leader of three student tours to India.
One of the best things about living in Oak Park is how easy it is to get around by bike and on foot. Everything I need is within about a mile and a half from my house: two train lines, the library, grocery store, restaurants, shoppin. And what makes it better is that it's laid out on a grid so that I rarely have to be on a busy street to get somewhere.