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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book-Banning Controversy in Downers Grove

Book-Banning Controversy Erupts in Downers Grove over Library Board Appointee

Annemarie Mannion | August 18, 2015

A battle over censorship is re-emerging in a proposal to appoint a Downers Grove resident to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Downers Grove Library Board of Trustees.

The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) Poster
An objection to Arthur Jaros Jr., one of Mayor Martin Tully's proposed appointees to fill one of two terms that ends Aug. 31, focuses on Jaros' objection in 1999 to a book that was used at Downers Grove South High School.
The Downers Grove Village Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed appointments at its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting.

<more at (The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) ) and (Downers Grove Village Council approves library trustee despite book ban concerns. August 19, 2015)>

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