Aimee Messner of Lake Forest writes in the Reader Forum: “I was very disappointed to read about the GOP mishandling of the recent appointment of a candidate to fill the vacancy for the Illinois State Representative, District 58th position. I have read what has been written about the appointment/selection process to replace Lauren Turelli and have come to realize that a) all politics is local and b) some things in the local Republican party will never change as long as there are those in our party who would rather ‘go along to get along’ instead of standing up for principle. Can anyone say ‘Blago?'”
Heather Wojda took her son and their dog to Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff and learned that humans are no longer allowed to swim at the dog beach.
Lake Forest College professor Emeritus Michael Ebner questions Chicago Tribune’s decision to outsource TribLocal operations to a company called Journatic
The League of Women Voters is very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act . “This decision protects the health of millions of Americans,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the national organization.
The League of Women Voters – Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area is pleased to announce the “Know Your Government” Award to three students at Deer Path Middle School.
Richard J. Simonds grandson O.C. Simonds sent a letter to the Lake Forest administration, highlighting the work of his grandfather and asking City Council to review Forest Park from a historical aspect before going any further.
Lake Forest resident Sandy Ganun writes: “My following comments would be very different if Forest Park was an untouched site in a different location, but this park has been either blessed or encumbered, depending upon your perspective, by existing on unique terrain which was specifically addressed by both Almerin Hotchkiss and O. C. Simonds. This is clearly not just another public park in the Lake Forest Parks & Rec. Department’s inventory.
At the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on May 16, Gail Hodges outlined how she has changed her position on stone amenities for Forest Park. GazeboNews asked Ms. Hodges to share the text of her presentation in the Reader Forum.
Prue Beidler writes in the Reader Forum that the Forest Park Master Plan process has many similarities to the public-private redevelopment of Market Square more than a decade ago.
Bart Woloson supports the Forest Park revitalization plan and states in the Reader Forum that it’s an excellent plan, long overdue and sorely needed to correct what has become an embarrassing front face for Lake Forest.