It was with distress I saw Dan Haley’s brief statement that Michael Romain is no longer on staff at Wednesday Journal. So many of us turned immediately to his thoughtful column as soon as the paper arrived. How disappointing that something could not have worked out to keep him. He has been a gift to our community and to the shared understanding we were gaining from his research and insight.

For Black History Month could you rerun some of his outstanding columns from past years? Of all your hard-working team members, he should have been the last one to leave us. Further explanations and an understanding that he is going on to further his career aspirations are in order.

Cynthia Breunlin
Oak Park

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