The recent hearings about OPRF High School, conducted by the Illinois General Assembly Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, led by Representative Calvin Giles have touched some raw nerves locally. But they are truly a welcome breath of fresh air for our community.
It warmed my heart to read two weeks ago Ms. Donna Ogdon Chen's letter to the editor wherein she described the "magnificent send-off" that her friends threw for her on the occasion of her departure from the position of executive director of Downtown Oak Park ("Thanks for making downtown tenure memorable," Aug. 24). A happier occasion one could barely imagine!
This letter is in regards to the recent tragedy that the Oak Park community experienced with the death of Patricia Quane. Although I was not an eyewitness, I was present at the Riverside train station when this tragedy occurred. I hope that sharing my recollection of events will help Ms. Quane's family and friends process this loss.
This letter is responsive to Martin Berg and Gina Orlando's Viewpoints letter (Subdividing Wesley lot legal, but wrong) of Aug. 31, regarding the acquisition and sale of 947 S. Wesley Ave. Substantively, the letter is false and has already been refuted (see Viewpoint letters written by Joseph Spillane and Daniel Spillane and published on Aug. 10).