Imagine a supermarket in Oak Park with a wide selection of fresh produce, including organic, and specials like fresh, sweet red grapefruit direct from Texas. Then look at the wide selection of packaged foods, including some great pasta selections, a full range of baking needs, and fresh dairy products. Then add to this mix a real butcher who offers a great array of chickens, turkeys, meats, and special orders.
I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters for the time spent helping me with my recent state senate campaign. In a democracy, it is important to stand up for our beliefs. I feel I have accomplished this. I'm proud of the campaign we waged in bringing forth the issues that affect all of us. Along the campaign trail, I met thousands of people, and I'm grateful for the positive response we received.
I would like to respond to a letter in Viewpoints regarding all the litter on the ground after the snow melted [Snow's gone, but not the litter, March 26]. I agree with Ms. Poplett. I can't tell you the times I have to pick up recycling on the streets on the weekend.
President Lyndon Johnson declared the federal War on Poverty in 1964. It foundered on the shores of Vietnam when we opted to fund guns over butter. Fifty years later, there is renewed interest in eliminating poverty.
High school history teacher, world traveler, bibliophile, and longtime Oak Park resident Thomas Dudley Ferguson, 75, died peacefully at home on March 16, 2014. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis.
My good friend and editor Ken Trainor wrote a column last month, "Will WJ make it to 40?" [Viewpoints, Feb. 5] I'm not sure if the paper will still be around in six years, but I am sure we would miss it if it were gone.
We felt bad for the guys driving the plows down our streets in the middle of one more snowy night, for the men pulling our garbage cans out of the deep drifts to empty them, for the fellows trying to hold our hubcaps on with some hot asphalt fill on our pockmarked streets.