Classic compression is in play. Lot 8, at Marion and Ontario Streets, will soon be closed down for the new construction, The Regency Club, and no new parking will be available to pick up the slack. That's the first element, remove existing parking.
Students can't move on to high school without passing the U.S. Constitution test. Yet they can graduate from it without fully grasping the First Amendment. Why? Because the education system is failing teens when it comes to teaching them the greatest civics lesson of all?#34;free speech and free press.
How did we get into this latest financial pickle ("Taxman gives ultimatum on Colt building," June 1)? On Aug. 6, 2001, by a 4-3 vote, President Trapani and Trustees Carpenter, Ebner, and Gockel executed a "put-call" agreement. Trustees Hodge-West, Kostopulos and Turner voted no.
For 10 years, we have lived in a nice house on a quiet neighborhood in Oak Park. Part of the reason that it has been so peaceful here is that Carpenter Avenue, the street on which we live, extends for no more than four blocks. In other words, no one knows we're here. That, of course, has been a mixed blessing in that the Village of Oak Park also seemed to have forgotten that we even exist. Still, it seemed like a small price to pay for our solitude.
Two objective interesting articles by Ken Trainor in the May 4 edition have rejuvenated my interest in Wednesday Journal so as to consider re-subscribing after putting up in past years with many of his un-objective anti-dialogue attacks on most breathing Republicans as if we are all the same animals.
Wow, WEDNESDAY JOURNAL sure did its readers a favor by publishing a letter from Don Gregor ("Abortion a matter of personal choice, not 'dogmatic teachings'", June 1), that master of dialogue. Note to Mr. Gregor?#34;dialogue does not consist of: Ignoring every substantive point made by your interlocutor (do you have anything to say about the victims of abortion?