THE WANDERING MAN ... Sitting in a customers-only chair outside the coffee shop. Saying hi to strangers, unwary or not, to get them to stop, get them talking, bum a cigarette, ask the time, bum a buck or two. A phenomenon of the city, spilled over into OP and even RF. Look too long at him, get called a fagot. He's aggressive but easily ignored because desperate and painfully uncertain.
In a long op-ed piece in today's Journal, Oak Park Village Trustee Robert Milstein rightfully points out that at last week's marathon board session on the future of Downtown Oak Park, there were several key issues where agreement was universal.
For four generations of my family?#34;grandmother, mother, children and myself?#34;the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" meant a lot, as she did to many, many others. Her impact on all of us is everlasting.
Many children walking to and from school on Ridgeland Avenue are carrying what appear to be very heavy backpacks?#34;even very small children. "Backpack Safety America" offers the following advice for parents (and teachers) in order to avoid possible back injury:
Project Backpack was created on Sept. 2, 2005, in Bethesda, Maryland by three young girls in response to Hurricane Katrina. Concerned about the children in the Gulf States who lost their homes and everything else, the girls decided to collect backpacks filled with school supplies, art supplies, and anything that children would need or want to help them through an extremely difficult transition.