Last week's election in Oak Park was a thorough-going repudiation of the tenor of government in Oak Park these past years. The establishment candidates in town regularly pulled out the village's "public opinion survey" and said it proved that people were content with the direction of local government.
People have been preoccupied with death lately. There was Terri Schiavo, and the school shootings in Minnesota, and the courthouse shootings in Atlanta. Mel Gibson re-released a slightly less gory version of The Passion of the Christ, just in time for Holy Week and Good Friday.
When the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation moved to its new location at 1049 Lake Street in Oak Park, the board and staff welcomed this opportunity to invite the public to visit our new facilities. Local merchants and organizations generously supported our plans for a Holiday Open House, providing decorations and door prizes for our guests.
The District 97 Department of Special Services and Lincoln School would like to thank the community and all those who supported the Spring Blood Drive. It was a great success. Twenty four potential donors registered to donate and 20 pints of blood were collected. Sixty individuals will benefit from those 20 pints of blood.