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.
I am running for the District 97 Board of Education because I believe that my professional project management experience and volunteer efforts within D97 can help the district meet the many challenges it currently faces and will face in the future.
As a thirty-something single woman living in downtown Oak Park, I want to add my full support to the effort to make Oak Park public places smoke-free. I will absolutely continue to shop and dine in the downtown Oak Park businesses if they become smoke-free, as will many other residents in my building.
I have been following some of the letters regarding a smoke free Oak Park in WEDNESDAY JOURNAL. I have to admit that I am amazed that the health issue seems to be secondary for those supporting the continued use of tobacco products in public places.
In the April 5 election there will be at least three candidates for village president. This is good news for Oak Park voters; it's good to have more choices. Four years ago Joanne Trapani ran unopposed, so she was, in effect, appointed by the VMA. Also, since the candidate filing period doesn't close until January 25, there could be even more candidates.
Editor's Note: After approving a deal with Foley Rice Cadillac last week, the Village of Oak Park is finally going to have a sizable parcel ripe for development at the northeast corner of Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue.
First let me start with an introduction and a story. I am an Oak Park resident and a physician. My children are products of the Oak Park public schools. Mv wife and I have lived in Oak Park for 19 years.