September 20th, 2019 4:53 PM
"You assure fragile white parents that their precious babies will not suffer academically or otherwise from proximity to children of color. This is unacceptable." Wow. Hope that makes you feel better, Ms Dawson. Because I doubt you persuaded many people with that sort of derisive remark.
September 20th, 2019 3:18 PM
What is the date of this event?
September 20th, 2019 3:14 PM
Welcome! You've got big to shoes, following Marty. That said, looking forward to seeing more great sports coverage of our community, and especially the personal profiles of the many fascinating athletes/individuals here.
September 20th, 2019 3:04 PM
Dave's still not here, man...oops, wrong article... got lost there for a second...
September 20th, 2019 12:12 PM
Yep. Yep. Yep. As usual, ShaRhonda Knott Dawson, saying what desperately needs to be said.
September 20th, 2019 10:03 AM
At the Village meeting approx 6 weeks ago this cost was in the "Consent Agenda". I've learned to read everything in Consent Agendas because many Boards try to slip costs through without public discussion or input. I saw it and spoke in Public Comment that spending $200,000 on a planter was beyond irresponsible considering our constantly rising taxes and that planters from other areas in the Village ( Madison street fore instance) could be brought to that corner instead. Trustee Andrews had it pulled off the Consent Agenda, discussed and it was voted not to be approved at that time. Thank you, Deno. Yes, I realize the Village agreed to it, but things change. Mr. Yule can be angry all he wants, as most of living in Oak Park are regarding excessive spending and taxes. This "planter" does not benefit all of the Oak Park community and is an abhorrent example of poor spending choices. Say "no" to the planter. Spend money where it benefits ALL Oak Parker's....
September 20th, 2019 4:37 AM
This article may be 5 years old but it addresses the reality so many of us face. There are simply too many "issues" to deal with. Every day we are bombarded with another "cause" that hast to be addressed right now - boycott this or march for that, or get angry about the other. It's exhausting. After awhile it's hard to care about any of it. Perhaps it's just me, but my guess is "ISSUE FATIGUE" is real for a good many of us. Stay well out there.
September 19th, 2019 8:22 PM
I sincerely hope that this happens soon. Nice location. And please offer finger foods, cheese plates, etc.
September 19th, 2019 8:07 PM
So Brian where does that leave concealed carry? I'm confused as to what your point is in regard to civilians exercising their 2nd amendment rights.
September 19th, 2019 6:53 PM
Yeah, it actually is the point, Brian.
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