Rumbles of discontent about Oak Park referendum

Heard in YMCA locker room Monday morning: Even in Oak Park people are sick of irresponsible spending. If the referendum wins? “On with the irresponsible spending!” said one.

Two guys in early 30s talking, I suspect teachers because of reference to coming off spring break but also because talk was of reading and writing, as the book that one said would help his own writing.

One pool-rat conversation doth not a referendum defeat, of course, but the argument is there: the national unease with taxes and spending is a truism by now, in which respect one cannot imagine a worse time for this District 97 vote tomorrow.