The Northwest Side Community Coalition is grateful to the village of Oak Park for their swift action on Smoker's Stop, formerly Tobacco & More. Late-night noise and patrons loitering also caused problems on the Chicago side of North Avenue.
I first became aware of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid in the late seventies when I was a student at Boston College. But it was an abstract thing. It was part of a jumbled list of issues we talked about in that post-Hippie era.
My grandmother loved to show me her photo album. She showed it to me many times when I was a youngster, and she continued to do so until she no longer could explain the dozens of pictures she had taken of our family.
The Gun Rights and Responsibilities Committee (GRRC), which recently concluded its discussions, is a group of ordinary Oak Park citizens with an extraordinary interest in the issue of Second Amendment rights and its impact on gun violence and public safety.