FANTASTIC!...Good morning, Oak Park. It's February 2, 2025. We're into the century's second quarter or the last year of its first quarter, depending on your approach. It's not all that depends on your approach, and that's putting it mildly, because the sound of the A-word is heard in our village.
The gist of Dan Haley's Jan. 19 column about the Hoppe building ("Damn the bunnies. Demolish 'So-Called Hoppe Building'") seemed to be that it would be quicker to tear it down than to wait for it to fall down. In a "village" whose main asset is its old buildings why would anyone complain that some of them have been built too well, as if they were overstaying their welcome?
Susan Cross believes that two Wednesday Journal writers should apologize for their "caustic and misguided" criticism of the caustic and misguided Greg Saganich ("Replacement of WJ's stupid, left-wing, editors is overdue," Jan. 5). If they refuse? Why, they should be forced; no doubt Cross herself would eagerly volunteer to apply the electrodes.
This is to endorse strongly the candidacy of Dr. Dee Millard for a seat on the District 200 School Board in the next election. Dee is our neighbor and friend. She has demonstrated her strong commitment to the high school as a parent and, in particular, as the founder and leader of three student tours to India.
One of the best things about living in Oak Park is how easy it is to get around by bike and on foot. Everything I need is within about a mile and a half from my house: two train lines, the library, grocery store, restaurants, shoppin. And what makes it better is that it's laid out on a grid so that I rarely have to be on a busy street to get somewhere.
I am running for the District 97 Board of Education because I believe that my professional project management experience and volunteer efforts within D97 can help the district meet the many challenges it currently faces and will face in the future.