The recent tragedy of Oak Lawn Community High School baseball player Billy Kalant being struck in the head by a batted ball points out the dangers of metal bats. Kalant went into a coma and remained comatose as of last Thursday.
According to the April 6 WEDNESDAY JOURNAL, Diana Carpenter is shocked that she was not elected. Maybe part of the reason is that Oak Park's electorate has had enough of her and her VMA cronies' elitist, arrogant, self-righteous attitudes over the past few years. She says that she will not allow "single-issue voters ... to take over Oak Park."
It's a historic election, new village board blood. Thanks to you who voted and volunteered for our elected New Leadership Party trustees?#34;Geoff Baker, Martha Brock and Greg Marsey. We who worked years to bring a government change in Oak Park admire the spirit of Trustee Bob Milstein.
I was appalled (but not surprised) to read the screed from a representative of the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, printed in your April 20 edition, regarding the Oak Park Board of Health's position favoring a smoke-free ordinance.
Mr. Gates' One View [Delegates of disharmony need guidelines on civility, VIEWPOINTS, April 20] represents itself as being the same as the letter he distributed to the District 97 Board of Education members during public comments on April 13.