LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Updated: November 11, 2011 2:28PM
Praise for tour of police station
On behalf of the “Around The Neighborhood” class from the Lifelong Learning Institute at National Louis University, I want to thank Officer Tammy Jacobsen for the excellent tour she arranged for the “Around The Neighborhood” class at National-Louis University Sept. 14. I knew the class would enjoy this visit, but it was even better than anyone anticipated!
While the exterior of the facility is lovely, having the opportunity to see the interior was even more impressive. From the initial welcome from Officer Jacobsen and Officer Joseph Marzigliano, and throughout this very informative tour, we were totally absorbed in the experience. Not only was it outstanding from the standpoint of architectural relevance, practicality, and concern for the environment, but it also receives an A++ for the learning experience about the training arid requirements of those in the department. All of our many and varied questions were answered with admirable knowledge and patience!
Thanks to Officer Marzigliano and Oficer Jacobsen for their participation. Their cooperation in making these arrangements throughout our conversations was much appreciated. Those in the class from Skokie were assured that their protection and safety are being guarded with the best equipped and most prepared police force in the area.
National-Louis University, Skokie Campus
Sidewalk grates are ‘rustic chic’?
I must have missed the design class where rust is supposed to be chic.
Not only does Skokie (notably the West Dempster Debacle) have the world’s largest sidewalk-tree grates, but their rust makes them all the more notable. Memo to Skokie: See how Morton Grove grates west of the highway are a nice powder-coated black and half the size?
To accent the oversized rusty sidewalk tree grates many areas now sport rusty “truncated domes” detectable warning plates (a federal ADA requirement for the visually impaired) where the newly ramped sidewalks near the street as opposed to the older plates which were a more subdued terra cotta color. These rusty plates are appearing on sidewalks everywhere in Skokie.
I can only think of two possible reasons for the influx of rust. Either the person responsible misheard the lesson which said “rustic” was chic and thought the person said rusty, or they have a financial interest in the Neenah Foundry, which is supplying both the grates and the plates to Skokie.
Earl Weiss, Skokie