Letters to the Editor An investment in Skokie’s future
Updated: March 24, 2012 8:02AM
Downtown Skokie is so lucky to have Bughouse Studio as a new business in the center of the village! There is nothing more wondrous than seeing children deeply absorbed in their own creative processes while having intermittent, friendly conversations with one another. This is precisely the way communities can invest in the development of their future — by supporting healthy and creative experiences for their own children.
Adults have a blast at Bughouse Studio; they let themselves go on creative journeys that are typically far from their everyday stresses and responsibilities. And during adult studio time, it is common to hear about the latest new restaurants on the neighboring streets.
The restaurant scene in Skokie benefits from the conversations that occur as adults create their own masterpieces.
Kudos to the village for making it possible for Bughouse Studio to make its home in Skokie! Its proximity to the new Yellow Line is sure to attract even more patrons.
Skokie Common sense needed in Lincolnwood
What has happened to common sense? It appears to be lacking in our Village Administration.
For example, our streets are swept once a month to prevent debris from clogging our sewers. Although I’ve never seen one, paper no-parking notices have been spread throughout the village and removed after each monthly sweeping.
Now here comes the good part. Apparently, someone suggested that the paper sign ritual should be eliminated by purchasing and erecting permanent signs, announcing that our streets are going to be swept once a month. What happened to communication via the internet, emails and robo-phone-calls?
And guess what? The Village Administration bought into it and approved the purchase and erection of permanent signs. Construction has begun and we will eventually have 700 expensive and ugly 10 foot metal signs, trashing our quaint village, visible 365 days each year, simply to tell us about something that is occurring 12 days each year.
A good idea? I doubt it. After what we discovered with the District 74 Administration and School Board, our residents do not need any more reckless spending.
But it may be a good idea, using common sense, to cancel the purchase and immediately remove the existing eyesores, before some residents decide to do it themselves.
Anthony J. Paulletto,