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.
Bureaucracy is a reality of modern life, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. The often maddening and infuriating dysfunction of bureaucracy has been an inviting target for our best satirists over the decades.
It has been a rough start to the new year for famous people. Within the space of about a month Antonin Scalia, Nancy Reagan and Glen Frey died. Now that was bad news for them, but good news for media. Their deaths provided a break from the 24 hour news cycle of catastrophic weather, Trumpism, and the latest terror plots.