Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 17, 1971 · Page 10
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 17, 1971
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FOREST PARK REVIEW. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1971, PAGE 10 7222 Madison St. Forest Park Rear Entrance 8001 LAKE ST. River Forest Bring this Ad in for FREE Lubrication NOW ^-Two locations to serve you Dave Brosse/f Automotive ANNOUNCES the OPENING of DAVE'S $SRS8fe) Standard Service ^^IPP Station THATCHER AVE. at LAKE ST. COMPLETE MECHANICAL SERVICE ALL WORK GUARANTEED Tune Up - Brake - Front End Service • Air Conditioning Service And Transmissions S & H GREEN STAMPS All phones 771-8878 369-9671 Bring this Ad in for FREE Lubrication fr/ahe up a f-^artu ana . . . . CELEBRATE ST. PAT S WEEK-END Wednesday, March 17th thru Saturday, March 20th t tlte ^Beautiful COUNT'S VILLA 7500 W. RANDOLPH FOREST PARK phone 366-9895 FREE BUFFET Again we will have NORA CAPPELLERI (The Atom Bomb) at the PIANO BAR • Swing to the tune of Modern LETTERS to EDITOR Dear Mr. Kaercher: I feel it necessary to write this letter because of "that hazardous car wash". Yes, it's the one on the corner of Lexington and Harlem. Why not drive down Lexington on a nice cold day -- a day when It's not raining, sleeting or snowing and the .weather seems fine except that it's freezing. You don't suspect that the road is icy. Then while driving at a moderate rate of speed apply the brakes to stop.for the stop sign at the above mentioned intersection. Your car doesn't stop; it slides past the stop sign right into Harlem Ave, or slides into the back of the car already stopped at the sign. This is what happened to my husband while driving and the accident should never have happened. Village council! Please take necessary measures to rectify this situation now! Merry Wlodarek Dear Mr. Kaercher: First of all, I would like to agree with Mr. Schwebl and his letter to the editor last week. I feel the young people of this town are really being short changed in the building lack of foresight that is being planned for our town. The recent council decisions to put up all those one-bedroom apartments along the LakeStreet "L" tracks. I can't imagine people being that lazy to want to literally live on the "L" tracks! Look at these same living conditions along the "L" tracks in Chicago. Why buildbuildingsandcreatethe same conditions In this town in just a few years. . Do we have to put up withundeslrablebuildlngs just to fill up space. If the village is so concerned about this area, do they always have to put up apartments. Couldn't they plant a few .trees? I know this doesn't bring revenue to the village, but why make an area already congested even worse. I have questioned people running tor office about this council decision and they tell me the zoning board approved it. Any builder will tell all the good points about a building because he is the one to gain the financial reward. Does the council have to agree with the zoning board all the time. As the election is coming closer, I feel these people running for office are looking for personal recognition. Why don't they stand up and be strong citizens and make firm zoning rules and abide by them, instead of bending them for all these builders! People always say go to the village council meetings, school board meetings, etc. It is not always possible to go to all these meetings when you have family obligations. I thought that is why we elect officials we can trust. I just wish we didn't have to listen to campaign promises all the time and get let down. As citizens we are just trying to maintain nice homes and raise our families in a nice town. Mrs. Earl J. Flight, Jr. Dear Mr. Kaercher: I want to thank you for printing my letter in the March 3rd issue of the Review. In regards to the letter in last week's issue, I would like to make these comments: To the "Concerned Mother": Open your house to these "teenagers" and let them drink in the privacy of your living room and throw their refuse in the proper receptacles. If they have had the proper training at home, they will not find if necessary to congregate on street corners and litter our town. If there was proper communication between the parent and child, there would be no need for them to stand on corners. I am not accusing our fine police force of not helping people in a time of need. But I still contend we have had no action 'on this particular issue concerning the corner of Beloit and Harrison St. It is obvious that you do not live in this vicinity for obviously it IS a disgrace to our community. Living in the area I do expect "some" nuisance factors but not day after day occurences from 9:30 a.m. until ??? at night. I cannot understand why all of these "teenagers" are not attending schools or working. . ^As to the teenager who wrote in response to my letter, in many aspects I have to agree but have you taken any interest in any of the activities our town does offer you? Such as softball, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, volleyball,, etc?? Why not try to get a group of "teenagers" together to attend a Park Board meeting or Village Council meeting and suggest various types of activities to take place in our town. A few years ago, a Teen Center and dances were provided but due to the lack of "concerned" parents and destructive damage to village and park property, these functions were can. celled. I would like to thank the Park Board for supplying us with a special duty policeman these past two weeks. The nuisance has decreased to some degree. I do not feel that the entire duty must be thrown upon our Park District. Our village policemen have been given a sizeable increase in pay this past year. I feel .the tax payers of this town deserve more protection for more money. Nearby Resident New Maitre-d at Counts Villa The genial owner of the Count's Villa, Count Van, reports he is happy to have retained the services of Jean Jodoin as the host of Forest Park's newly remodeled cocktail lounge. Jean served on the Queen Mary until she was permantly based at Pier "J", Long Beach, California During World War II, this floating city was converted into atroop carrier and took over a million of our fighting men to Englajid. Jean still remained stewart but was made able seaman by the .British Admiralty. The Count's Villa is at 7500 Randolph and is the site of the former Body Shoppe. Like the Phoenix, says Count Van, the Count's Villa arose from the ashes of the Body Shoppe. A St. Patrick's Day party is planned for March 17th over which Jean will preside and tu which the general public is iii• vlteb.

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