Criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault/battery, and motor vehicle theft are all on the increase in Oak Park. But where are the candidates for village president and village trustees on these important matters? I have yet to hear a candidate say how they are going to address rising crime in Oak Park. The first responsibility of government at any level is to keep its residents safe. I think the people of Oak Park would like to know how candidates, if we elect them into office, plan to keep us safe and get criminals off our streets.

Michael Pajonk, Oak Park

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