Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daily Herald Editorial Board Takes Local Scrooge to Task

Link to October 6 Daily Herald editorial, "Standing up for libraries".

Excerpt: Forgive us if we're pushing the season a bit, but since retailers invoke Christmas at this early date, we will, too.

That's because we've come across the perfect Scrooge, an Ebenezer who can match the fictional Dickens character down to the last humbug.

He's Constantine "Connie" Xinos, an Oak Brook attorney. Xinos, who recently ripped into an 11-year-old who spoke at a village meeting, floated the idea of closing or privatizing the public library because the village needs to "stop indulging people in their hobbies."

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