Village president, board members, and manager,

I hope that the board, staff, and relevant citizen commissions don’t see the recently announced federal “Reconnecting Communities” pilot funding program as another opportunity for making an attempt to further study the ludicrous endeavor to “Cap the Ike.” Why throw more good money after bad?

It is my opinion that the portion of Oak Park south of the Eisenhower Expressway has not suffered a loss of equity due to the expressway and disqualifies the village from obtaining these federal funds. Therefore staff should be notified to find better things to do with their time than preparing and submitting an application for the “Reconnecting Communities” program.

Chris Donovan
Oak Park

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