After reading Ms. Klein's letter to Wednesday Journal of 21 September [Starbucks biker pandemic cramps our weekend mornings], I had to do some soul-searching. I looked in the mirror?#34;no angry man there. I meditated. I sought electronic counsel with my fellow bikers.
For a long time in Oak Park you only had one choice for a cab ride. So I put up with the dispatchers and the unnerving feeling that I had no choice when it came to my transportation to and from the airport.
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune included the information that over 50 percent of the students entering ninth grade in the Chicago Public School system do not graduate four years later. A 54-percent high school drop-out rate is a very disturbing statistic in the 21st century.
International Walk to School Week is Oct. 3-7, 2005. This year, more than 3 million walkers from 36 countries will walk to school together?#34;all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk. Now in its ninth year, Walk to School Week is expected to include 3,000 schools from all 50 states.
I loved Ken Trainor's column, Take time to write your personal creed [Viewpoints, Aug. 17]. Your thoughts reflect my beliefs and say it more beautifully than I ever could. I will keep that column on my fridge for quite a while! It inspires me to be a better person. Thanks.
I'm attaching a self-explanatory letter written to Mr. Moran who heads the Adjudication Department at village hall. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 you covered this story. I thought you might be interested in learning that the village to date has not abided by the Circuit Court judge's order.
The Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society threw quite a party Friday, Sept. 9, to celebrate the opening of its annual ASID Showcase House. Some say it was the best ever. It was certainly memorable. We thank all who attended.
September is the month that hails the beginning of a new school year across America. From nursery school through universities, young people begin their yearly journey for learning. Horace Mann, who lived in the state of Massachusetts, was the first great advocate for schools and public education for all young people in the 19th century.
I see a problem in garage parking which is about to dominate Oak Park. I won't shop or walk if I have to park in a garage. Garages are unsafe for women. There is no way to get around the fact that many women will not park in them.
SECRET TESTIMONY ... Living near West Suburban Hospital is no fun in some respects, what with ambulance sirens, worry about hazardous waste, and now fear of reduction in property values because of planned expansion. But think what it's been like for the sole surviving neighbor from 1914, when the hospital was built, a plucky centenarian for whom life has never been the same.