The Renew Our Parks Steering Committee wishes to thank everyone who supported the Park District referendum by voting yes last Tuesday. The referendum insures long-term capital funding for the park district that will make our parks better for years to come.
I was struck by the congruence of Dan Haley's April 6 column ("Win or lose, VMA needs a serious talking to") and Diana Carpenter's parting shot. Haley noted that a bully-elite VMA resented debate that might evoke dissent from its half-century hegemony.
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.