As near neighbors of Oak Park and River Forest high school and as Oak Park property taxpayers, we object to the pressure being put on our local high school community by some members of the high school's Booster Club to accept a proposed "gift" of stadium lights.
On Nov. 26 and 27, the Thursday and Friday following Thanksgiving, my mail was misdelivered by the Postal Service. In addition to not receiving my weekly issue of Business Week, I did not get an unknown amount of junk mail, bills, and other publications.
Much has been said in the last few years about where Oak Park is going with economic development. Studies, consultants, testimonies, meetings and more meetings have hashed out various ways for moving forward. However, it appears we are still trying to parse out the "perfect plan."
During WWII, while in basic training at camps throughout America, recruits did much marching. I remember singing, "When the war is over, we will all enlist again" as we marched. It was a kind of protest expression for those who would rather be civilians but were loyal to their government. The song was followed by "We will, like hell we will!"
I appreciated the comment about the TVs at Jewel [Ditch the TVs at the RF Jewel, Viewpoints, Dec. 7]. In addition to TVs at all checkout stands, Jewel has installed large screen TVs with sound over the meat market and the produce market. They hold their own when competing with the store intercom, which is also advertising specials.
Cheney Mansion wishes to thank all the generous people who donated so many wonderful toys at this year's Breakfast, Lunch & Tea With Santa. We were delighted to donate 110 new toys and books to Sarah's Inn, Christmas Cheer, the Girl Scout Drive, and the Community of Congregations. A big Thank You to all for your kindness and generosity.
Christmas is a sacred time for families, especially for children. And while we should be thankful to our parents and family members for all they've done for us throughout the year, there's always at least one bone a kid can pick with his/her parents.