Plastic bags a thing of the past?

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Village Trustee Colette Lueck suggested at the end of Monday's village board meeting that Oak Park follow Chicago's lead in banning plastic bags at most stores in the village.

"Since most of the chains in the city are chains that operate here, and since Chicago has already adopted and passed an ordinance, we would have a model to adopt or modulate for our own uses," Lueck said.

Trustees Adam Salzman and Glenn Brewer also voiced support for the idea.


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Crash Davis from Oak Park  

Posted: May 12th, 2014 11:12 AM

Brian, yes, & also "the soul... ... the small of a woman's back... the hangin' curveball... high fiber... good scotch..the novels of Susan Sontag reamin self-indulgent overrated crap... I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a Constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, wet kisses that last 3 days. Goodnight!"

joe from south oak park  

Posted: May 11th, 2014 8:56 PM

not long ago folks were switching to plastic because paper bags killed trees... nice to know we've come full circle.

Brian Slowiak from Westchester  

Posted: May 11th, 2014 11:31 AM

@ Crash Davis: Do you still own the 1968 convertible Shelby?

Crash Davis from OP  

Posted: May 10th, 2014 1:43 PM

Job # 1, 2, & 3 of the village board is to grow the commercial & retail base in Oak Park. Job 4 is public safety, i.e. police and fire. Everything else is simply a waste of time, and symbolism over substance. Focus on the real issues please, Ms. Lueck.

Brian Slowiak from Westchester  

Posted: May 10th, 2014 9:54 AM

Now I get it. Lucek wants to follow, follow,the ban on big stores using plastic bags to carry home wet, possibly leaking groceries ,from a store where you can purchase plastic bags, and allow smaller local stores, where we are encouraged to shop to use whatever even though the re used plastic bags contain a health benefit in sealing in odor and bugs,Why not ban the sale of all plastic bags?What is the official VOP policy about erecting wind mills on residential property?NIMBY?

Mimi Jordan from Oak Park  

Posted: May 8th, 2014 9:31 AM

Great idea, but we need the board to focus on the bottom line right now. A $145,000 cash balance is scary. Fix the structural deficit first!

Not a Problem  

Posted: May 7th, 2014 5:46 PM

Why dont we outlaw driving?

Ray Johnson from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 7th, 2014 5:41 PM

You go, Colette!

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