March 3rd, 2015 11:55 AM
You sigh, the song begins, you speak and I hear violins. It's magic. — Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
July 8th, 2014 10:00 PM
My friend Jake is in a lather about two recent Oak Park incidents. One was the commencement-oration declaration (an occurrence at OPRF stadium) by a high school board member who announced that we are progressive (Democrats) and "and it feels great to say it."
June 24th, 2014 10:00 PM
Great time the other day among the Golden Friars, each of whom has had his golden anniversary of graduation from Fenwick.
May 27th, 2014 10:00 PM
Ask a tax-and-spender, usually a Democrat, how much tax is too much, and he will hem and haw. Ask how high a minimum wage should be, and he will react the same way. The answer he is groping for, of course, is whatever the traffic will bear. The market, that is. He will put his finger to the wind and decide what will sell. He's in the business of getting elected, after all.
March 4th, 2014 10:00 PM
Oak Park author Julie Douglas was buried out of St. Edmund Church on Feb. 7, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. She was 64.
December 10th, 2013 10:00 PM
Questioned at a Nov. 20 meeting in Oak Park about hunting with his son to get a deer, NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde responded in matter-of-fact manner, "Oh yeah, Bambi makes good sausage!"
July 9th, 2013 10:00 PM
State Sen. Don Harmon's optimism at the Business and Civic Council's Carleton Hotel session on June 28 has been noted. More can be said. He protested "sky [is] falling" rhetoric about Illinois' pension problem and praised the legislature for having "cut government to the bone."
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