Everytime a travelogue finds its way into WEDNESDAY JOURNAL, this e-mail from our editor usually shortly follows: "Is this the last one of these we're going to run? We're a local newspaper, you know. More Oak Park and River Forest. Less Singapore."
At the risk of harping, and for the benefit of the newly elected Oak Park village board, Downtown Oak Park is losing parking much faster than it is gaining spaces. The result, in quite short order, is going to be parking gridlock.
It's futile, I think, to argue the abortion issue on the basis of good vs. evil. Opponents hold abortion up as the greatest evil, the core evil, the evil that trumps all others, based partly on sheer numbers.
I just went over and did a bit of Mother's Day shopping on Harrison Street. Surprisingly, it was pretty active. Merchants were upbeat. The goods and services were lovely indeed. For those of you that have not visited this area, you are missing stylish women's apparel, jewelry, art work and of course, The Buzz.
I just read Jim Crowe's column, "The new pope won't close the U.S. Catholic cafeteria" [VIEWPOINTS, April 27]. Hurrah! He is dead on the money. He has stated my opinion verbatim. I wholeheartedly agree with him.
The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest's Second Annual Housewalk: "A Parade of Elegant Homes - River Forest at 125" is now history, and we are grateful to the many people and businesses that helped to make it our most successful event to date.
The week of April 17-23 was National Volunteer Week. Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, National Volunteer Week celebrates the positive impact volunteers have on communities. According to the foundation, "Volunteers help inspire those they help and inspire others to serve."
I am the parent of one current student in the [OPRF High School] TEAM program and one graduate of the program. My third child is in the LD program. I am also a school social worker in a neighboring district. I have learned to look at the special education program at the high school as both an insider and an outsider. The balance between the two is sometimes difficult.