Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-10-17
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Downers Grove pol moves to oust Library Board member after anti-gay remarks
by Matt Simonette
2017-09-02

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Downers Grove Village Commissioner Greg Hosé announced Aug. 29 that he had submitted a new business item at the village council's next meeting—scheduled for Sept. 5—calling for the removal of Library Board Trustee Arthur Jaros.

Hosé said on a Facebook post he was calling for the Jaros' removal after reports that Jaros had made anti-gay and other discriminatory remarks at the Aug. 23 library trustees meeting. He cited an observer's minutes of the trustees meeting from the League of Women Voters which said that, during a conversation about library staff training for "equity, diversity and inclusion," Jaros opined that such training "would open up the library to problems." Jaros then decried same-sex marriage during the meeting.

"Per the League of Women Voters' Observer Notes and other conversations I have had with residents who were in attendance at the August 23, 2017 Library Board meeting, Trustee Art Jaros made comments that were offensive and discriminatory, and require his removal from the Library Board effective immediately," Hosé wrote. He added that, according to various accounts, Jaros had also said both that children need to be "protected" from gay people and reading lists could expose children to material that is "too diverse."

Hosé added, "… Trustee Jaros' suggestion that Downers Grove or the Library, would not follow proper, non-discriminatory recruiting and hiring practices; that the Library staff should be denied training to ensure inclusion of all Downers Grove residents in the use of the Library; or that one Trustee should, through his or her objections, control the material either recommended or available in the Library, is unacceptable."

Jaros has long been a controversial figure in Downers Grove. In 1999, he was involved in an attempt to ban the book Blue Star Rapture from the Downers Grove South High School curriculum, an episode that led to some pushback when Jaros was appointed in 2015.

Hosé said that he expected Mayor Martin Tully to ask for Jaros' removal. The Village Council will meet Sept. 5 at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., at 7 p.m.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Intersectional feminism meets coffee table books in 'HERstory,' 'Revolution' 2018-10-16 - The Revolution is Female Author: Kristen Blush. $61; Blush; 128 pages Modern HERstory Author: Blair Imani. $17.99; Ten Speed Press; 208 pages ...


Gay News

Women & Children First Bookstore hosts Chelsea Clinton, Jill Soloway, Sarah Schulman 2018-09-25 - Tickets are selling fast for our in-store book signing with Chelsea Clinton! Ticket-holders receive one signing-line ticket with the purchase of START NOW! ...


Gay News

Book by trans activist Precious Brady-Davis acquired by TOPPLE books, Amazon publishing 2018-08-06 - TOPPLE Books, led by Editor-at-Large Jill Soloway, has acquired world rights for its first two titles. TOPPLE Books spotlights the voices of women ...


Gay News

Women & Children First Books sets August and fall events 2018-07-30 - Annual Member's Sale Monday July 30 - Sunday August 5 It's time for our Annual Member Sale, when we say THANK ...


Gay News

BOOKS 45 years ago, talking UpStairs tragedy with Robert W. Fieseler 2018-07-18 - On June 24, 1973, an act of arson claimed the lives of 32 people at the UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar in New ...


Gay News

BOOKS Thomas Garguilo talks 'Stonewall Revival,' partner 2018-07-03 - When Thomas Garguilo retired from a 30-year marketing career at Philip Morris, husband Ron Leone encouraged him to try new things. "He knew ...


Gay News

BOOKS Jim Elledge spills 'Fairy Town' secrets at Unabridged 2018-06-27 - Gay history descended upon Lake View's Unabridged Bookstore June 20, when Unabridged employee and local historian Owen Keehnen interviewed Jim Elledge, the author ...


Gay News

BOOKS Roxane Gay talks sexual violence, writing advice in Chicago visit 2018-06-24 - Author Roxane Gay made an appearance at City Winery June 19 to promote her paperback releases of Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape ...


Gay News

BOOKS Rebecca Makkai on 'The Great Believers,'Chicago, Paris and AIDS 2018-06-20 - More than half of The Great Believers takes place in Chicago during the height of the AIDS epidemic. As someone without first hand ...


Gay News

BOOKS New 'Fairy Town' book examines Chicago's pre-WWII gay life 2018-06-18 - Some might think gay history begins in New York with Stonewall, but not Jim Elledge. In his new book, The Boys of Fairy ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.