As April and "National Minority Health Month" has come to an end, we should reflect upon what minority health means, and, more importantly, why there is a National Minority Health Month in the first place.
With many TEAM parents now expressing their views on the High School Special Ed TEAM program, here is the view from our family. We simply do not understand why it is such a big deal for TEAM to offer Verbal Behavior ABA option for those parents who wish it.
"A Day in Our Village" is an event organized to provide an opportunity to all residents to celebrate the vitality and the rich advantages of our diverse community, together for one spirited day, and to provide the opportunity to residents' families and friends to come and share this Oak Park experience.
After reading your May 25 editorial in support of the Tax Swap Bill now pending before the Illinois General Assembly ("Best chance to fix schools"), I have to admit that I am still confused as to why this paper supports this bill.
An open letter to the New Leadership Party Trustees: Reading Village President David Pope's letter, the WEDNESDAY JOURNAL editorial ("No white guys, no acronyms for seventh trustee"), and Morrie Seeskin's letter ("NLP village board should expect criticism"), I perceive that you four are receiving a lot of subtle but intense pressure to "be nice," allow someone new to be appointed to the board, and not be "political."
I have read the qualities the appointed Oak Park trustee must possess and they are all fine qualities, but the village board has neglected the most important quality the new trustee should have. That quality is a super power. Yes people of Oak Park, we need a trustee with super powers.
We were nearly knocked off our barstools last week to hear that Dennis Murphy has decided to make Poor Phil's smoke free. We're surprised mostly because Murphy has been among the staunchest opponents to a proposal to ban smoking at indoor workplaces, including restaurants.