Thanks for Ken Trainor's column ("The miracle of dialogue creates a greater good," June 15) and for Greg Black's letter ("Rights to life, choice, shouldn't be held equal," June 15), both of which managed to capture some of the social and moral complexity of our culture.
Our youngest child went off to college in 2002. As a result, I had a lot of time on my hands and, so I began running marathons and going to movies?#34;lots of movies. Ninety three last year, but who's counting?
The goal of the District 97 board of education and of its departing superintendent Dr. John Fagan, was to make clear the path for incoming Supt. Constance Collins. To a notable degree they have succeeded and they deserve our thanks.
For many of us Mr. Trainor's columns in our local paper taking on the President and the Catholic Church seems to be like jousting with windmills. There are some local issues that could use lots of "dialogue" and editorial thought. These are issues where you could really make a difference.
Congratulations on your 25th year of publishing Wednesday Journal. My husband and I have enjoyed your paper since we moved to Oak Park 14 years ago. I wish we had been living here when you sold shares of your company. We would have been one of your original investors.
If there is anything the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion argument should agree on, it's that abortion is a lousy way to conduct birth control. It's reactive, i.e. after-the-fact, and implies a fundamental disrespect for life.
After attending a recent village board study session on diversity I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the change I saw. Many board members were actually expressing support for maintaining diversity and concerned and interested in doing something about it.