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.
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, during the late afternoon hours, a friend told me there was a dog locked inside the back of a car for over two hours near Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue. It was still 94 degrees outside, according to the bank reading I had just passed. The dog was a Dachshund constrained in a plastic crate without any water and with only two of the front car windows cracked 2½ to 3 inches.
I attended the Peace Fair organized by the Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice. I love my brothers and sisters in the anti-war movement, but I disagree with some assumptions about peace and politics.