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.
There's something fishy going on in the Chicago-area culinary scheme, and I'm not talking about the sole meuniere at Everest. The 2015 Michelin restaurant guide is out, and all of our local restaurants lost their Bibb Gourmand designation in the new guide.
I want to thank Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb for proposing that each taxing body cut its annual property tax levy by 10 percent over the next six years. He saved me from writing the almost-obligatory Thanksgiving-themed column.
Franklin Roosevelt told a worried nation that the only thing it had to fear was fear itself. Today I would modify his admonition. The only thing we have to fear is the exaggerated fear created by TV, the Web and social media.
Earlier this month, my youngest son got married to the lovely Carrie in Carol Stream. I have three sons, and they are all now married. As father of the groom, I have, by definition, a certain perspective on the wedding ceremony, which I share with you today.
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