It’s not really a big deal, but I thought it odd that according to Marty Stempniak’s report two gay Village trustees, Ray Johnson and Colette Lueck, were proposing that the village partner with the high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance to post a video on the website “It Gets Better Project”. The website according to Marty’s report was created last month after several gay teenager’s committed suicide because they were bullied for being gay.

What is odd about all this was Mr. Johnson’s quote: ” We know we don’t have an issue here, but we don’t want to wait.” Given the many genuine problems the Village faces why would the Village want to spend time and effort solving a problem that didn’t exist? This approach of not waiting until there is a problem to solve it would be also applicable to dog fighting and meth labs– problems somewhere but not here. (I hope)

There’s a line between being a Village trustee and an individual citizen. It’s kind of blurry here.

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John Hubbuch

John is an Indiana native who moved to Oak Park in 1976. He served on the District 97 school board, coached youth sports and, more recently, retired from the law. That left him time to become a Wednesday...

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