Comment Policy

Introduction and are the gathering spot for people to talk and debate all things Oak Park and River Forest. Welcome to the conversation.

You are essential to creating a vital and compelling discussion about everything from a local government's latest contretemps to a new restaurant in the Hemingway District, from your favorite home handyman to the latest BRAVO performance at Gwendolyn Brooks.

But as in any genuine conversation there are matters of manners and engagement to settle. Here are our expectations for participation.

How do comments work? First of all they are posted live. This adds to your responsibility for what you are writing. These are your opinions. You own the facts those opinions are based on. We encourage our commenters to identify themselves and to use the Facebook Verified feature at the top of the home page to add legitimacy to their identification.

Obviously you may not post any comment that is obscene, slanderous or commercial in nature. You may not use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or nationality.

Fellow posters are encouraged to flag comments they find inappropriate. If you have a concern, e-mail us at We will review those posts and remove any post which violates the civil spirit we are nurturing here.

Welcome and join in.

Terms of Service

Oak and are community websites owned and operated by Wednesday Journal, Inc. We welcome your comments on our sites with the expectation that you will abide by the following terms:

Readers of our site are empowered to report concerns over a particular posting. Send an e-mail to us at Comments will, at the discretion of our staff, either be left on the site or removed. We do not edit comments for content. We reserve the right to close comments on a particular article or thread at our discretion. In the interest of maintaining this site's use as a historical or archival record, Wednesday Journal, Inc. reserves the right to decline a request that content or comments be taken down from the site.

We reserve the right to reveal all information submitted to us, including IP addresses, in the event of legal action arising from any comment. Wednesday Journal will not disclose email addresses or IP addresses obtained through comment submission to advertisers, with the exception of legal action arising from a comment. We reserve the right to ban any reader from posting comments to our site using information submitted to us, including IP addresses.

In submitting a comment to or River a reader automatically grants Wednesday Journal, Inc. royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, non-exclusive rights to use, reproduce, modify, publish and display your comment in whole or in part in any venue.

Comments posted on this website can be found through search engines such as Google or Yahoo.

These same policies apply to any presence of a Wednesday Journal, Inc. property on any social media network including Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday Journal, Inc. reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time.