At the Aug. 1 village board meeting, trustees discussed the escalating crime at the BP gas station, located at Chicago and Taylor avenues. The Aug. 4 Oak Leaves credits village trustees James Taglia and Lucia Robinson for their tough stance on this issue. Friends and neighbors near the station have endured years of fights, loud music, gunshots, armed robbery and now a dreadful murder. Many neighbors and I signed a letter outlining our concerns to the village board and I am so glad we were heard. Oak Park is a valuable, lucrative market, and businesses should be an asset to our community, not a dangerous liability.