In a recent editorial, Jack Crowe made an absurd connection between Oak Park's attempt at mitigating a major environmental hazard (by capping the Eisenhower Expressway) and the relief efforts for the victims of Katrina.
I was particularly disappointed, although not altogether surprised, to read a Wednesday Journal Viewpoints letter headlined, "The right believes in a cruel God and an incompetent president" [Sept. 14].
All good parents teach their children what it means to make and keep a promise. Maybe we need to teach that same lesson to some members of the village board who want Oak Park to break a legal promise with Whiteco
I am writing today to submit for review my ideas for downtown Oak Park. I would like to start my input by complementing the members of the committee. They have met almost every Tuesday over the summer and will be doing so for the foreseeable future. I am continually impressed by the time commitment some give to their community.
I suspect we all have things that we don't talk about. I knew that my mom had a mulligan marriage for 6 months when she was 17, but she and I never talked about it. My cousin's daughter got busted for dope, but it was never much discussed at the family reunions. Similarly, no one likes to talk about poor people.