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.
The election is over. With the help of Wednesday Journal editorial page, many citizens gained a new awareness of Oak Park Township. I invite them to join in the Township policy development and decision making process by applying for a position on one of the Township's advisory committees?#34;Youth Services or Senior Services. Call the Township (383-8005) for an application or go to www.oakparktownship.org. Application deadline is Thursday, April 14.
I was very moved by your column about grief and fitness ("Good grief helps mentally with physical fitness," Sports, March 9), and wanted to say thanks for a well-written and healthy response to the natural rhythm of life and loss.
Referring to Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri's March 16 letter ("It's time for a happy ending to Dominican driveway squabble"), we do not believe there is definitive legal support for Dominican ownership of a 30-foot strip along the Green Triangle immediately adjacent to Dominican's boundary fence.