The District 97 Board of Education tabled a vote on principal contracts at its Dec. 1 regular meeting, again extending the process of setting goals for its principals at least until its Dec. 15 meeting.
An Oak Park juvenile was attacked by three other juveniles on Dec. 4. The assailants approached the victim near the corner of Chicago Avenue and Austin Boulevard around 10:45 p.m. and asked him, "Do you got any money?" When the boy answered no, he was punched in the jaw.
Having been through an election recently, where thoughts of the USA and freedom and choice were a common issue and commentary, we need to think about those terms as we concern ourselves with this public smoking issue.
Years ago, I discussed editorial policy with a columnist at a local daily who favored a public policy I vehemently opposed. When readers responded to a column, the editor published them, or did not, based on reader interest, quality of writing, and other criteria.
My name is David Pope. I am a current member of the Oak Park Board of Trustees, and I'd like to take a few moments of your time here to let you know of my candidacy for Village President, explain to you why I have chosen to run, and convey why I will be running as an independent candidate, free of any party affiliation.
Oak Park's public works facilities are in sad shape and, overall, the department operates in about a quarter of the space it really needs, according to a consulting firm's study. There's no doubt that this situation needs to be rectified, and that public works requires a more modern and efficient space.