When the Oak Park village board gathered last Tuesday to receive and discuss the report from HOPE Fair Housing Center that spelled out multiple instances of discrimination in rental housing, it did a lot of things well.
For well over a year, the River Forest District 90 elementary schools have been pushing for major changes to the exterior spaces at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak St. In planning to notably reduce the parking spaces on a site shared with the adjacent library and park, the schools have inevitably drawn sincere objections.
Given the superb job Phil Cotter has done heading River Forest's Public Works Department, we suppose it was inevitable that he would soon move on to bigger and better things. In his three years as director, Phil led an already excellent public works crew to an even higher level of public service.
With CVS/Caremark's recent announcement that they will stop selling tobacco products in their pharmacies, we are witnessing one of the biggest examples of a major corporation putting people ahead of profits.
Cancer? Me? No way. But yes. Four weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer, colorectal cancer to be exact. So what kind of cancer is that? I wondered that as well. As soon as I got my diagnosis, I wondered how it explained the months of troubling and puzzling symptoms I was suffering.