These are heady days in Oak Park and its presidential politics. Yes, we have presidential politics hereabouts and nowadays. Three candidates in all. Till last week, I couldn't find many people who didn't recoil at the choices before us. It was all about "least of evils," and, "if only I could mix and match various qualities of the trio." I was in something of the same state of mind, I admit.
A group of local business leaders issued a position paper Monday strongly endorsing extension of the downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district while at the same time criticizing village officials for a "lack of accountability" in their management of TIF funds.
In swift, one-minute timed responses, candidates for the District 97 Board of Education outlined key issues and things they would like to accomplish if elected during a League of Women Voters-sponsored forum last week.
Brooks Middle School Principal Flora Green and nine others defended her professional performance and urged the District 97 Board of Education at its meeting last Wednesday not to vote to begin a process that could remand her to teacher ranks.
With the final $46,355 payment for contracted work on Keystone Park in the mail, the River Forest park board turned its attention last Thursday night to the approaching spring season and to final preparations for the April 15-16 grand opening celebrations. Two new scoreboards are on order and will be installed by April 15, and two concession stands are currently being installed.
Vote 2005 The River Forest library trustees race, which, as the candidates admit, usually "flies under the radar," is contested this time around, thanks to a challenge from a member of the village's old guard establishment.