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people can relate to."
All four candidates agree the Oak Park
District Court must restore a full-time
administrator (the duties now are han-
dled by Judge Frankel), and that space is
inadequate for the courtrooms and
offices. A bigger budget is required, and
there's a dire need for a. new court build-
ing in 'Oak Park — three ballot proposals
to raise millage for this purpose have
failed in recent years. The court area is
crammed into a corner of the Oak Park
City Hall office building, built in 1951.
Business is conducted in 3,000 square
feet of space, well below the state recom-
mendation of 11,000 square feet.
Gubow favors a state-appointed blue-
ribbon committee of outside experts to
do an objective study and evaluation of
the facilities, then work with city officials
to develop "creative" financial methods
to do an "overhaul of the courts." He
explained: "This could be through pri-
vate company funding, aid through the
state budget, federal law-enforcement
grants and so forth. We have to think
out of the box to obtain alternative fund-
Friedman Appel believes it's up to the
city to come up with funds to remedy
the facility situation, "but that's going to
be hard to do during these tough eco-
nomic times." McRipley says it's unnec-
essary to put another "financial burden
on the residents . . . Oak Park is not get-
ting its fair share of state funds."
Diggs Jackson feels a millage vote will
never pass unless "the people understand
the court . . . have more access to it and
actually witness the trials . . . then we can
work to revamp the antiquated facilities."
Gubow also would like to see closed-
circuit video arraignments of some
defendants to save travel time for the
lawyers and others; evening small claims
court sessions in addition to traffic court;
a plan to get school children to be court
spectators to help their career develop-
ment, and more use of local and county
drug and alcohol addiction clinics.
Friedman Appel advocates an emphasis
on accelerated drug and alcohol treat-
ment for repeat offenders; better ways to
mediate small claims court cases, includ-
ing compromise solutions among the liti-
gants so they won't have to incur extra
expense by hiring lawyers; interpreters in
the court; and more diversity in the Oak
Park court system by hiring people of
While campaigning door to door
recently, she encountered some young-
sters on bikes who asked her what she
was doing. "I'm campaigning to get
elected judge," she told them. "Oh," said
one boy. "If you win, what kind of TV
show will you have?" ❑