I’m writing in response to a piece printed in the Wednesday Journal Viewpoints section on May 25. A writer offered a scathing opinion of the recent exterior painting of a historic home, referring to the homeowners’ decor choices as “vandalism.” While I strongly disagree with the writer’s opinions, I am mostly appalled that the Journal would offer a platform to someone choosing to publicly criticize a resident’s private home, and make its exact location known. This was not a critique of a public building; this is someone’s home. The Journal should do better.

Maureen Shure, Oak Park

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