Kostopulos mulled run for prez Sitting Trustee Gus Kostopulos said he had contemplated making a run for village president, but later decided to not enter into a race with fellow board members Diana Carpenter, Bob Milstein and David Pope.
WEDNESDAY JOURNAL's coverage the last two weeks regarding the increasing decline or departure of small Oak Park businesses illustrates a strong warning to our community about the loss of business diversity and character.
I didn't live in Oak Park in the 1980s when "Wild Bill" was around, but I still had a good laugh over Dan Haley's column ("'Wild Bill,' OP's headline-grabbing top cop, dead in Newark of all places," Jan. 5). It's the funniest thing I've read in your paper. I even read parts of it over the phone to an Oak Parker who has moved to Tucson.
The Downtown Oak Park Board of Directors by a majority vote opposes the proposed smoke-free ordinance, which would prohibit smoking in Oak Park restaurants and other hospitality related businesses. (Please be advised that our board's village representative abstained from this vote.)
As president of the Illinois Restaurant Association and life-long resident of Oak Park, I am compelled to respond to the letter submitted by Mark Peysakhovich ("Smoke-free OP would protect health, boost local economy") in the December 1 issue of WEDNESDAY JOURNAL.
I am a twelve year old boy attending Brooks Junior High. I am very athletic, I played Bronco baseball last year, I am on the Strikers soccer club, and I am on the Brooks basketball team. Also I am a student athlete with a 3.78 GPA. As you can tell, I have a lot going for me. One of the biggest factors in my life right now is smoking. A while back, I decided, I chose not to smoke.
The Hoppe Building at 461 N. Harlem is going to be turned into rubble! What a pity! The building has classic historic features, including abundant limestone trim, well worth preserving in a time of glass and steel high-rises.
This is why I strongly believe that the Hoppe Building should not be knocked down. It generates property taxes and the village-operated garage planned in its place won't, and it will just increase the tax burden for everyone else.