The process involving the Whiteco project began in the summer of 2002. It took nearly a year of meetings and hearings?#34;the village board's and commissions' time, village staff time, citizens' time, the developer's time?#34;before the project was ultimately rejected by the Plan Commission.
I feel strongly that Julie Blankemeier will be an excellent candidate for District 97 School Board. I have known Julie for two years, ever since we moved to Oak Park. She was one of the first parents I met at my children's new school?#34;Oliver Wendell Holmes.
We are all very fortunate that Carolyn Newberry Schwartz is running for re-election to the Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Board of Education. I have worked with Carolyn for the last year in my role as parent co-chair of the Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School School Leadership Team (SLT).
I am running independently as a candidate for the District 200 Board of Education. If elected, I would listen attentively to all members of the school community and seek a partnership with all stakeholders in OPRF. Let me explain who I am, why I want to be a member of the board, and how I would face current and future challenges at District 200.
Dear Mr. Murphy, I read with interest your recent letter in Wednesday Journal ("Independence is what makes business work in OP," Jan. 19). Our family has lived in Oak Park for many years and your restaurant Poor Phil's is one that we frequent regularly throughout the year.
I have been involved with the Village Manager Association (VMA) for 37 years, served on many selection and election committees and am proud of the contribution of our elected officials. The VMA is not a political party but a citizen caucus whose prime interest is in good government. The goal is to select candidates not for what they know, but for who they are.