November 12th, 2019 11:26 AM
I miss Mark Rogovin. We became buddies in 1995, when I wrote about a Forest Park guy who painted murals and did carpentry for La Rabida Children's Hospital. I had no idea that Mark would be a fountain of fascinating stories.
November 12th, 2019 11:25 AM
Imagine this. You go to some bureaucratic office to get some official form. You're told you'll need three forms of identification. You calmly smile and say, "My ass."
November 12th, 2019 11:23 AM
Dear Ken, time and again, I find myself very grateful to you, for expressing (very well) the thoughts that I am thinking. And, of course, I am grateful that you share your voice through the Wednesday Journal.
When it comes to the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, Wednesday Journal's reporting is slanted. They reported on the Oct. 28 Finance Committee meeting, and I quote: "Most commenters defended the necessity of funding OPRHC and integrated housing, while a few advocated that the center had fulfilled its purpose in maintaining an integrated Oak Park and has become obsolete in recent years." [Housing Center's 2019 funding reinstated, News, Nov. 6].
November 12th, 2019 11:22 AM
A few weeks ago, the president visited Chicago, and I wish I could have been out there protesting because I support every effort to remove him from office.
November 12th, 2019 11:20 AM
I love the Oak Park Public Library. I am a frequent user of both the Maze branch and the main library. I have always felt that the library was one of the best returns on my tax dollar. However, I am very disappointed and angry by the increase in the tax levy and the capture of the TIF dollars. Why was the levy increased if the library was going to capture an incremental $693K with the TIF expiration?
November 12th, 2019 11:19 AM
Farmers Market table partners raised 1,000 signed petitions in support of the Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2019.
November 12th, 2019 11:18 AM
In 2011, Edmund's.com, the car rating people, tested the pollution generated from a two-stroke gasoline leaf blower and found that using the leaf blower for half an hour was equivalent to driving a Ford F-150 pickup from Texas to Alaska (3,900 miles).
November 12th, 2019 11:17 AM
Throughout Oak Park, there are piles of leaves along every street. Everyone rakes/pulls/pushes or somehow gets the leaves that have fallen onto their yard down to the street and builds their own leaf mountain in front of their house.
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