West Suburban Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer addressed a group of concerned neighbors last week, the first step in a community outreach effort related to the hospital's plan to build a new Emergency Department.
The presentations at the Downtown Oak Park Steering Committee meeting Sept. 20 reaffirmed many of the reasons I chose to move to Oak Park over 10 years ago. There is no shortage of community interest in this village for our under-performing downtown area, and no shortage of creative schemes on how to fix it. Moreover, there is certainly no shortage of passion.
The various proposals and visions presented at the meeting of the Steering Committee last week (Sept. 20) included creative and thoughtful recommendations about attracting shoppers, preserving meritorious historic buildings, and increasing density to sustain economic development. I applaud the hard work of our fellow citizens who presented their ideas.
We are writing in response to a Sept. 6 letter from Jay E. Kreuzer, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Resurrection West Suburban Hospital (RWS), delivered to the homes of some people.