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.
One of the few good things to come out of the unanticipated success of Donald Trump's presidential campaign is a reminder and warning that misogyny is alive and well in The Republic. I was hoping that, like small pox, tuberculosis or diphtheria, it had been eradicated except in a few terribly backward areas of the country. But I was wrong.
On behalf of many Oak Park residents, I would ask that you explain to us voters what exactly you elected representatives are doing to break the gridlock in Springfield that has gone on long enough. Stop it.
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.
Lost May 8 in River Forest near Division and Thatcher. Luke has light blue body with gray on wings and head, and white face. Skye is yellow with gray on head and wings, and green on belly. Probably separated by this point. Reward offered. Call...