For the Record: We Don’t Vote

I visited with a friend this week and was surprised to hear her say, “my friend told me the Chamber of Commerce voted for the project.” The project, of course, is the Albion development at the corner of Lake and Forest – a project that has been divisive since it was first proposed.  The fourth…

Had I Known…

Scrolling through Facebook on a Sunday morning, I first learn about so many around-town happenings that happened last week.  Events I wish I had known about before; events I wish I had attended.  Or at least helped to promote. We suffer from an abundance of riches in Oak Park and River Forest, with no lack…

Recruiting Versus Retention

Friends’ stories of dropping off their children at college reminds me of our experience leaving our daughter at The Ohio State University a few years ago. With over ten thousand freshmen coming in each year, they have it down.  Orientation, registration, move-in day – it is one big well-oiled, scarlet and gray machine. More impressive…