Lately, Madison Street seems to be in the Oak Park news with increasing regularity ("Along Madison, neighbors worry about crime, 'qualify of life,'" June 29). For the past five years, I have lived within a block of Madison (west of Oak Park Avenue), and in that time, I have watched the quality of life in my quiet neighborhood slowly erode.
Lincoln School's ban on riding bikes to school so outraged me I decided to write a sneering letter denouncing the policy. I went to the Oak Park Public Library, mounted one of their computers, ordered a "giddy up" and started typing.
I know the parking situation in Oak Park has been awful since I moved here 20-plus years ago. But recently we received two citations for parking on Euclid so the family could have dinner in a nearby restaurant.
Last week, my neighborhood was in the news because of a horrible murder. This week, Trading Spaces was filming here. I'm disappointed that the only coverage we received this week, from my favorite newspaper was a few paragraphs next to the picture of the 'person of interest.'
This letter regards the three responses Wednesday Journal printed on June 29 to my June 22 letter urging OPRF high school to reject the Booster's stadium light proposal or at least to conduct a careful environmental impact study before making a decision.
Sunday in the park. The soccer field at Priory Park in River Forest to be exact. My son and I were there for the end-of-season parent/kid game of our American Youth Soccer Organization co-ed sixth grade team. The problem was that not enough parents showed up to take on the kids. So we had to recruit some ringers.
After reading the letter by Jack Flynn, I wonder if he needs a lesson in the difference between editorial and opinion ("Forget Bush and keep the dialogue local," June 22). Ken Trainor writes an opinion column. I can tell because his name is attached to it. Traditionally an opinion columnist writes about pretty much anything.