On Friday, Aug. 3, I contacted the Oak Park Forestry Division regarding a broken tree branch hanging from the parkway tree in front of my house. Information was exchanged. A visit was promised. I commented to a neighbor about my village contact, smugly implying this will surely be an exercise in futility. On Monday, Aug. 6, the forestry crew arrives. Tree branch did not stand a chance. Saws, chipper — bing, bang, boom. Done. They were on their way. I was impressed. Whining opportunity lost. A tip of this taxpayer’s hat to a job well done from call to execution.

James Chmura 

Oak Park 

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