Live drum and dance performances by Atiba and the BUSA family highlighted the 7th Annual Community Kwanzaa Festival on Sunday, Dec. 26. More than 100 people including many families with children attended the colorful festival which was free and open to everyone in the Oak Park area.
? The following contains incidents reported to the Oak Park and River Forest Police departments from Jan. 9 through Jan. 16. 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.
Thank you for printing my letter stating concerns about OPRF High School's zero tolerance policy ("Zero tolerance not the answer to discipline at OPRF," Jan. 5). After the Board of Education received my letter (and before you printed it), I received a call from the president of the board, Carlotta Lucchesi.
I have learned with dismay of the village trustees' vote to demolish the wonderful 81-year old Hoppe Building on Harlem and replace it with a parking structure. But last week not only did the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency determine that the building is a significant contribution to any future National Registry designation for Downtown Oak Park, but also the Oak Park historic preservation commission voted to give the building preliminary Landmark Status!
I'm writing to respond to a letter to the editor, "Smoking ban an unnecessary solution to a non-problem," in the Jan. 12 issue of WEDNESDAY JOURNAL. First, I'd like to thank WEDNESDAY JOURNAL for your editorial support of a Smoke-free Oak Park.
As an Oak Park resident, I am very disappointed by the comments of the Downtown Oak Park Board of Directors and the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association in the Jan. 12 issue of WEDNESDAY JOURNAL. Both of these entities are strongly opposed to creating smoke-free workplaces and protecting the health of Oak Park employees, families and youth.