Dan Haley hit the nail on the head when he called Trustee Gus Kostopulos "an old school gentleman." Haley was also right when he characterized the lack of leadership, damaging leadership, by Joanne Trapani, our village president. Haley said "strong candidates of the Village Manager Association become annoying public servants.
If you've never noticed the now much-debated "Hoppe Building," don't feel bad. It's that squat, brick condo building on Harlem Avenue, just north of Border's. Yes, the one that looks like hundreds of other Oak Park apartment or condo buildings.
The New Year is only five days old and already I'm mad. A number of stories in WEDNESDAY JOURNAL's January 5 edition got the old BP into the hypertension zone. All the good feeling (metaphorically speaking) I got from my recent successful colonoscopy is gone.
A paroled convict with a record of multiple weapon, theft and drug convictions was arrested Monday at Oak Park River Forest High School. Otis Brown, 48, of the South side of Chicago, was spotted on the school's third floor by teachers around 2 p.m. When Brown noticed the teachers noticing him, he reportedly acted as though he was performing repair work in the area, which had suffered extensive flood damage from a leaking roof the week before.
Saying negotiations over the final stages of the Barrie Park cleanup have turned sour to the point of deadlock, the Park District of Oak Park filed a lawsuit on Monday against the utility companies managing the project.