Category: Breaking News

SAY NO!

AND PROTECT AGAINST HIGHER REAL ESTATE TAXES Attend the upcoming Oak Park River Forest High School Board meeting on Thursday, November 16 at 7:15 PM at the OPRF High School (201 North Scoville) and urge them to SAY NO to…

River Forest Community Members Vote Down the proposed $45 Million Park District Fitness Facility

River Forest Community Recreation Center Collaboration Recent Survey Results There were 306 total survey responses. Question 1 was answered by 303 people, skipped by 3. Of those 303 responses, 28 were removed (18 yes and 10 no). Question 2 was…

BAD IDEA: Using tax money to hurt small businesses

The Problem: Our politicians are getting their priorities mixed up. If government wants to build a tax-exempt fitness facility, taxpayers are forced to fund it, including annual operating shortfalls & ongoing capital improvements. Fitness is a good and useful business.…

River Forest Park District President Comments on the Additional Taxes

The Forest Leaves reports our incorporation status, and that RF Park District President Jones is publicly admitting-on-the record that, if successful, the referendum will result in ADDITIONAL TAXES. “The voters will make their decisions based upon their own personal conditions,”…

Local River Forest Board Member Says Facility is Redundant

As cited by the Forest Leaves: River Forest Community Center board member Lewis Reick,”The proposed gymnasium is currently redundant with other facilities in the area,” Reick said. “There is not a shortage of gym space in the area.” “To say…

We’re in the News!

Check out the Article on our Ad! A citizens group with the acronym CRAP is fighting the River Forest Park District’s $8 million referendum to build a recreation center.

A River Forest Resident Calculates Actual Cost to Taxpayers at $13.5 million over 25 Years & urges vote “NO” on Rec Center Referendum

HICKS,SARAH. “Don’t saddle future River Foresters with debt.” Wednesday Journal. Web. 26 Jan. 2010. http://www.wednesdayjournalonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=3&ArticleID=16536 The River Forest Park District referendum is now less than one week away. No matter how many meetings and frequently asked questions are on the…

20-Year River Forest Resident Reminds Residents to Vote Feb 2, and Urges a “NO” Vote on proposed referendum

MONTROY,JOE. “Vote ‘no’ on RF rec center referendum.” Wednesday Journal. Web. 12 Jan. 2010. I urgently request each and every River Forest resident to consider, question and demand answers to the following prior to the Feb. 2 referendum.