In a letter to the editor on the June 29, Jim Boushay and Rickey Sain wrote that dialogue should be conducted in a spirit of trust and reverence for all persons: an excellent definition which we should all accept ("Trainor's dialogue follows a distinguished tradition").
ELCA Lutherans, along with every other mainline denomination, don't know what to do with homosexuals. Pastor Mark Reshan and two delegates from United Lutheran Church, and Pastor Susan Rippert and two delegates from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, saw evidence of this ambivalence at their synod assembly in Rosemont on June 10-11.
Throughout my career as a municipal manager it has been my practice not to comment publicly on personnel issues not only because I am professionally obliged to refrain from such communications but because I respect the privacy rights of employees.
When negotiations between West Suburban Hospital and Resurrection Health Care were underway, there were many sincere community concerns that were rightfully centered on the many implications?#34;both philosophical and practical?#34;of an independent hospital moving under the auspices of a larger Catholic system.
Lately, Madison Street seems to be in the Oak Park news with increasing regularity ("Along Madison, neighbors worry about crime, 'qualify of life,'" June 29). For the past five years, I have lived within a block of Madison (west of Oak Park Avenue), and in that time, I have watched the quality of life in my quiet neighborhood slowly erode.
Lincoln School's ban on riding bikes to school so outraged me I decided to write a sneering letter denouncing the policy. I went to the Oak Park Public Library, mounted one of their computers, ordered a "giddy up" and started typing.