In 1975, Bolingbrook celebrated its 10th birthday.
Now it was officially the second largest municipality in Will
County, and some predicted that Bolingbrook would soon reach
100,000 residents by 1985. If you were young and starting a family,
Bolingbrook was the happening Chicago suburb. Old Chicago would
open later that year, along with the Fountaindale Library. The
future seemed bright.
The Babblers future, at the time, seemed uncertain.
Following the loss of paper of record status, publisher John Olson
was forced to make cuts. The page count was cut in half, and the
number of enhanced photos per issues was reduced. Many believers
feared that Chicagolands voice of truth could be silenced.
Though the Babbler was down, it was certainly wasnt
out, as our first interview with newly elected mayor Nora Wipfler
Mayor Wipfler speaks: Romeoville wont eat us!
After avoiding the Babbler during the campaign, new
Village President Nora Wipfler finally agreed to an interview!
While obviously the powers that be prevented her from telling the
whole truth about her plans for Bolingbrook, we found her relative
openness to be quite refreshing.
Reporter: Thank you for the interview, madam president.
Wipfler: You can call me mayor. Everyone else does.
Reporter: OK. Well Mayor Wipfler, thank you for this
Wipfler: Oh dont thank me. I just want to be able to go to sleep
and not worry about a three AM call from your reporters.
Reporter: Fair enough.
Wipfler: But dont think that means Ill put up with any sexist
Reporter: (Tears several pages out of his notebook.) In that
case, my first question is, how do you enjoy being the most
important mayor in the galaxy?
Wipfler: Galaxy? Oh, thats right. It feels just like being the
mayor of a large village in Illinois. I enjoy it.
Reporter: Tell us about your first meeting with a space
Wipfler: Now come on. You know that would be classified. I could
tell you, but then a man in purple would have to slap you.
Reporter: Not a man in blue?
Wipfler: I meant a man in blue. Now, how about some questions
that I can answer.
Reporter: OK. Our sources tell us that Old Chicago is being
built over the Indian burial ground of ancient astronauts. Are you
concerned that Bolingbrook could come under attack from a curse,
the aliens decedents, or both?
Reporter: Do you care to elaborate?
Wipfler: Old Chicago isnt being built on an ancient nuclear
waste disposal site. The developer isnt an alien. The communists
arent ordering me to harass the developer. Its just as ordinary as
a shopping mall with an indoor amusement park can be ordinary.
Reporter: Are you concerned about the possibility of Old Chicago
coming under psychic attack?
Wipfler: Im sure the men in lavender, er purple...