It's deeply humbling to witness something you thought you'd never see again in your lifetime. I was seven years old the last time there was a World Series in Chicago. The Sox won the first game against the Dodgers 11-0, and I thought the world (series) was my oyster.
Forum Oak Park (ForOP) is pleased that the Downtown Oak Park Sub Area Steering Committee has recommended to the Oak Park Board of Trustees a bold, financially feasible plan that strikes a much-needed balance between preservation and new development in the superblock area of downtown.
As a trustee during much of the Barrie Park renovation, and the only elected village official named in your recent article [Reclaiming Barrie Park, Viewpoints, Oct. 12], I must add some further perspective to your "historical" article.
If your condo association calls the River Forest Fire Department and ask for a speaker on fire safety that is specific to your own building, you will be only the third group in decades to make such a request.
In my Sept. 28 letter to Viewpoints entitled, "River Foresters need to inform themselves about Home Rule," I stated among other things that home rule communities are not subject to tax cap limits. The editor printed the letter, but added a note which stated that the above statement was incorrect.
The Downtown Oak Park Sub Area Steering Committee spent many hours over the last three months fulfilling its purpose of trying to figure out what is best for the "superblock" area?#34;bounded by Harlem-Marion-Lake and North Boulevard.
The Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice (OPCTJ) thanks all of those who attended the Sept. 10 Chicago regional Peace Fair and Town Hall Meeting held in Scoville Park. Without you, the event would not have been successful. We also thank the Oak Park Police Department for its assistance and cooperation on the day of the Fair and the Park District of Oak Park for its cooperation in facilitating the event.