Brickbat: Fighting Old Battles


In Illinois, Lakewood Forest Preserves District President Angelo Kyle attempted to cancel this year's 27th annual Civil War re-enactment, which is scheduled for July. He rescinded the cancellation after other Lake County commissioners complained, and the organizer noted that they already have a contract. But Kyle says he doesn't want to host the event in the future. It is the largest event hosted by the park, drawing about 3,000 people each year, a fact that seems to grate on Kyle. "Why isn't (the largest event) pertaining to the mission of the forest preserveā€”preserving our natural resources and environmental quality of Lake County?" he said.