Perhaps this will have changed by the time this is published, but I am incredibly disappointed that our village trustees have not issued a statement condemning the hate crime perpetrated against Live Cafe, as they were quick to do after the vandalism at Mayor Abu-Taleb’s home — and as River Forest trustees forthrightly did after a hate crime against a resident there. Are we to draw the conclusion that some property is more valuable than others? Has our once-vaunted history of standing up to racial bigotry turned to dust? 

Deborah Wess

Oak Park

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