Times are tough financially, and this is a good time for the Lake Forest High School Board of Education to revamp the expensive book-buying process, writes James Callahan in the GazeboNews Reader Forum.
David Barkhausen asks residents of the community to join the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club’s Clean Communities Coalition: “Rather than simply cursing the source of the litter, we need to develop an intolerance for its presence, rather than passing by it. The public works crews in our towns don’t have the manpower to patrol for litter. This is our responsibility as residents.”
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.