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.
So let me get this straight: The reason I may have to finally sign up for Facebook in order to be able to comment online is that some River Forest residents got all pissy about reconfiguring parking at the middle school, which spilled over into their municipal election. Things got so crazy that OakPark.com decided to make all posts be "Facebook verified" — whatever that means.
Since we retired, Marsha and I have gone to Florida for a week every February. I don't know which I enjoy more — being in Florida or not being in Oak Park. As I dozed by the pool, I thought about what it would be like to move down to the Sunshine State.