My $100 village permit fee, for outside work, cost me thousands of dollars, aggravation and no satisfaction from the Building and Property Standards department. After a few estimates, I hired a contractor, listed in the paper, for gutter and beam work. After the job completion, water caused structural and paint damage. The contractor returned only to find that the spout fittings were separated. Time went by without repair work.
Pick-A-Pet Welfare, a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill humane organization, wants to thank all the volunteers who helped make our Annual Fall Fundraising Benefit Sale of Nov. 27?#34;our 49th?#34;a success.
As an alumna of OPRF High School, a spouse and parent of graduates of OPRF, and taxpayer in District 200, I have a strong interest in the school. As a retired teacher, I also have an interest in all children and youth. Presently, I am distressed about what I am hearing regarding some discipline decisions made by the Board of Education
I was disappointed to read in WEDNESDAY JOURNAL that the business community of Oak Park, as represented by Downtown Oak Park, opposes the restriction of smoking tobacco in public buildings. I was even more troubled to read that they voted to campaign against efforts to make Oak Park public places smoke free.
I was excited by the addition of Mr. Robert Milstein to the race for village president. He is a candidate of the people, by the people, and for the people of Oak Park. I've watched my taxes go up, seen ugly condos in ever vacant space, and heard people overlooked in pleas to the board of trustees.
When I joined the Park District Citizens' Committee (PDCC), I shared the concerns that Judy and Bill Southwick raised at a recent PDCC meeting regarding the condition of the pool at the Oak Park Center, particularly the locker rooms.
Thank you, Bill Dwyer, for your "Youth violence on rise in villages" report on December 15. Thanks also to those 13 officials representing three school districts, two police forces, the township youth team, the NAACP and clergy.