You ever make a mistake that doesn't want to get fixed? You put the patch on the bike tire here and the tire balloons out over there. You correct the typo in this headline but misspell the guy's name in the correction.
We're no locals, but there was an eerie familiarity that made the hideous news from this iconic New England town more immediate than Aurora, Colo. or Virginia Tech University, or Oak Creek, Wis., or even the slaughter at nearby NIU. Beyond the familiarity, this frightening mass execution is more immediate because these were young children.
Just another little taste: With something north of $110,000,000 of our tax dollars on deposit in its vaults, the board at Oak Park and River Forest High School is readying its annual property tax hike.
Not sure why exactly, but I've spent more evenings than ever over the past six weeks eating chicken off of sticks, sipping Cokes and listening to good and determined people talk about what moves them to passionate effort.
It was nice while it lasted. Having the world's greenest Walgreens, I mean. Oak Park has been crowing about that drug store at Madison Street and Oak Park Avenue the way a mom touts a first-born. After Wright and Hemingway, the green Walgreens has actually been drawing eco-tourists, we are told.
David Pope came to our offices Monday morning to talk about why he is not running for a third term as Oak Park's village president. He spoke without notes. He hardly even paused for excessive periods of time to consider and reconsider his words. He did draw us one chart, which is a low number for him, and made me wish I'd kept all the charts he's drawn at the small round table in my office over the years.