I'm all about being green — including bicycling instead of using a car. I've been tolerant of Oak Park cyclists and do all I can to look out for them. But tonight was the last straw, and I can no longer keep quiet.
The Village Manager Association will be holding its Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Maze Branch Library Meeting Room, 845 Gunderson Ave. We will elect new officers and discuss our plans to keep Oak Park moving forward.
I was glad to see the article about the Nov. 5 District 97 school board meeting, in which the 75-day period to explore the viability of a new D97 headquarters in the village hall parking lot was announced.
Last week, I was again reminded how lucky I am to represent the people of Oak Park. I write to thank my thoughtful, active and engaged neighbors for the privilege of serving them in the Illinois Senate and for making our town such a wonderful place to live.
A new state law requires Cook County homeowners to repay property tax bill savings they should not have received. Property owners who erroneously received homeowner, senior citizen, or other tax exemptions have until Dec. 31 to repay the tax savings from such exemptions without interest and penalty.
The Boston Big Beards, I see, won the World Series. I spent last week at a Trappist monastery in Iowa, which is about as far away from things as you can get, so I didn't hear the results till I returned home.
When we think about growing the economy in Oak Park, about the village being an active player in that effort, our minds go to luring a new business to town, and, further, we assume that it will be a retail business.