Last week, my neighborhood was in the news because of a horrible murder. This week, Trading Spaces was filming here. I’m disappointed that the only coverage we received this week, from my favorite newspaper was a few paragraphs next to the picture of the ‘person of interest.’ We were star struck, we got autographs, we got pictures and most importantly, we were outside. We all went out to try to get a glimpse of the TV stars, we all went out to support our neighbors’ 15 minutes of fame, we all went out to talk to each other and we all went out happily. Trading Spaces gave us a reason to go back outside. Thanks to TLC, we were not afraid.

Sandi Pedersen
Oak Park

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