Lane Bryant Decision is Consistent

Friday, 14 July 2006 | Category : Editorials

It is with great amazement and a little bewilderment that we have watched the current Village Citizens Alliance (VCA) / New Leadership Coalition (NLC) led Board attempt to wiggle out of its latest public saga. If only the Lane Bryant Clothing Store debacle was the first time the Board majority had taken a poorly considered […]

TIF District Is Good For Schools / What Is A TIF?

Friday, 3 March 2006 | Category : Editorials

From oakpark1st.org: TIF District Is Good For Schools / What Is A TIF?

Trustee Conduct Should Not Be Condoned

Thursday, 2 March 2006 | Category : Editorials

On March 22 the Wednesday Journal reported that Trustee Robert Milstein joined a protest by the International Association of Machinists, a union representing a large percentage of the Village staff. It is Trustee Milstein’s right to join a protest just as it is the Machinists’ right to protest what they believe to be unfair treatment. […]

Village Manager Search

Wednesday, 1 March 2006 | Category : Editorials

Carl Swenson has done an outstanding job for the Village of Oak Park as Village Manager for a decade. We thank him for his outstanding service and wish him well in his new position. He has been one of the longest serving executives since Oak Park voted to institute the council-manager form of government in […]

Economic Growth Decisions Impact Our Community

Tuesday, 21 February 2006 | Category : Editorials

The State of Illinois is not kind to its schools. We rank 48th in the nation in terms of school funding. School finance reform is currently stalled, leaving our schools in the untenable predicament of permanent structural deficits and increasing overhead costs. Recently District 97 made the painful decision to lay off teachers as one […]