While every child dreams of traveling to distant places around the world, adolescents are seldom given the opportunity to fulfill this experience. This summer I was introduced to an educational non-profit organization called Global Explorers through our school trip to Tanzania (featured in a recent Wednesday Journal article), and I was able to fulfill this dream on an extraordinary trip to Africa.
The premise is that downtown Oak Park is broken and therefore in dire need of repair. This premise served as the implicit charge placed in front of the Downtown Oak Park Plan Steering Committee by the village board a few months ago.
A sigh of relief was breathed Oct. 27 at village hall when trustees Baker, Brady, Brock and Milstein stood up and supported a return to Oak Park's long-time commitment to preservation of its historic fabric.
I was disappointed to read the recent editorial in Wednesday Journal regarding our efforts to increase the utility of our limited youth sports facilities by adding lights to the west field at Keystone Park.
Over the course of the last two years, Terry Burke and Scott Berman have been running around unchecked making accusation after accusation, about individuals in the Special Education program at OPRF High School and no one seems to care. Ms. Burke alleged a spanking took place of which her charges were investigated and could not be substantiated by any party present on the day it supposedly happened.