Deno Andrews, one of Oak Park’s new village trustees, is expert at social media. Pre-election, we watched as a Facebook page he launched for northeast Oak Parkers took off in a flash. 

Last week Andrews and fellow trustee Dan Moroney used social media to float the idea of putting Cook County’s minimum wage and sick leave law onto the village board’s agenda for a vote. The alternative was to keep the item off the agenda and watch the changes become law automatically on July 1. 

A couple of days of intensity later, Andrews and Moroney changed course and took the item off the agenda.

We are fans of social media, its power and speed. We’d offer cautions though about its roll in polling and trolling complex local issues.

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