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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Dan Rorke of Villa Park helps his son, Danny, bait his line June 7 during the annual Family Fishing Derby at North Terrace Park.

THUMBS UP: It was good see families out for a morning of fishing June 6 at North Terrace Park. Nice weather helped the Villa Park Parks and Recreation's annual Family Fishing Derby attract about 120 people. The event surely inspired family memories and, hopefully, a few good fishing stories.

THUMBS UP: Weather you approve of the proposed $23 million bond referendum, village officials get a thumbs up for allowing residents to be a part of the process. The referendum, which the village is seeking to place on the November election ballot, would address road reconstruction projects. The village hosted to open forums to stimulate a dialogue with community members. Now, we'll see how the village uses that feedback.

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