John is an Indiana native who moved to Oak Park in 1976. He served on the District 97 school board, coached youth sports and, more recently, retired from the law. That left him time to become a Wednesday Journal columnist and now a blogger. John has some pretty strong opinions about Oak Park and a wry way of putting them across. You won't want to leave his blog without leaving a comment of your own.
At first I found it odd that I could not respond to those who commented on my columns because I am not "Facebook Verified." As a Cartesian I believe that "Cogito ergo sum" is sufficient verification of my existence.
In order to deflect my attention from the slow drip of Trump toxcity, I have taken to reading books about World War I, World War II and, most recently, The Graves Are Walking, an account of the Great Famine in Ireland, written by John Kelly.