Sharon Patchak-Layman is running for Village Clerk of Oak Park. This is a courageous act by a top notch candidate. The current clerk is a good one. So why change? Because we deserve an excellent village clerk.
On last Wednesday evening I attended the D97 Board meeting held at Brooks. I was pleased that there were so many persons there. I appreciated hearing the avid support for Ms. Green. I have had 3 children to go to either Emerson or Brooks and I have one child there now.
I was dismayed by the Wednesday Journal's recent story reporting on police and security details assigned to protect fellow residents in the wake of the Lefkow murders ("Following Lefkow killings, cops keeping watch over at-risk villagers," March 9).
It's not always easy to get folks interested in a Library Board race. This year we as members of the Oak Park community have an exciting opportunity to elect a young man who can bring a new and vital energy to our Library Board. I strongly urge you to vote for Matt Fruth for Oak Park Library Trustee.
There is an important election coming up on April 5 which will determine who will represent the community for the next four years on the OPRF District 200 Board of Education. Four of seven positions are up for election.
2005 Wednesday Journal Endorsements New ideas, new faces, new energy and new blood are in order for the Oak Park Public Library board, where none of the incumbents are running for the four available seats. The library is in good shape with an acclaimed new main building, a renovated Dole Branch, and plans in place for extensive Maze Branch renovations.