My family uses and enjoys many classes and programs at park district facilities during the year. However, before we go to the polls in April, there are a few important points every taxpayer should know before casting a vote.
I am not fit to hold public office in Oak Park. I am too opinionated. I do not have the patience one needs to listen quietly to the ramblings of nutty citizens. I once ran for local public office and lost. It's a good thing because I do not have a thick skin, and neither does Bob Milstein.
Imagine that you are appointed to a "School Task Force" to establish a school. Proceeding thoughtfully, you would probably have questions to be answered before you felt ready to establish a school. How many students will attend? Which grade levels? What classes will be offered? How long will students be in attendance? What facilities are needed? To build a school without having this information would be foolish, in that you might end up building a high school when what was needed was a preschool.
I am a member of the Animal Shelter Task Force and could not let Kathy Capone's letter go unanswered. The Friends of Animals group worked for 5 years to have the 3/7 day Oak Park Animal Control rule changed. Not only would a longer holder period enable owners to find their pets, but it would also give the "captured" animal time to calm down and (if not claimed) become more adoptable.
Before Bob Milstein leaves this editorial smelling like roses, we'd first like to point out that he has done his fair share of dirty campaigning. We, if no one else, clearly remember his days as a VMA "operative" (if Oak Park has any campaign role quite that sophisticated) who took the hatchet to opponent John Troelstrup in long-winded screeds that we, of course, published in this paper.
Katherine Riccardo, 33, Spanish-speaking social worker Leonard Eagle, 100, played violin for WGN Radio's 'All Night Showcase' Carol Fyfe, 80, avid reader, studied art, languages, photography Charles Davis, 77, photographer, teacher, trade journalist
My husband and I begin talking in earnest about redoing our kitchen. We've lived in our Oak Park brick Georgian for almost four years. The house dates from 1950, when wall-to-wall carpeting, not crown molding, was the rage. It's plain but functional. We've added some wood floors, for fear of getting kicked out of town.
A dog seldom walks the Earth beyond a decade and a half, and every dog owner knows it. That might explain why we dog owners cling to them, and to each other. Gathering at parks with other dogs and their owners gives us the chance to cherish our best friends, and make some new human ones as well.
There is treasure to be found in Oak Park at 605 Lake St. Since 1983, MOMENTA, Oak Park's premier performing dance troupe, has been presenting high quality dance concerts each spring and fall. Their current spring concert, "New Dances?#34;A Second Generation" is no exception?#34;an evening of fresh, committed dancers presenting powerful works with strength, humor, and talent.