Ken Trainor has been working for this newspaper since the last millennium, since copy was pasted on boards using hot wax ... in other words since 1990. Like the newspaper industry, he has changed with the times. The analog auteur is now digitally multidimensional and annoying a much wider audience as a result.
A free-thinking weekly columnist for Wednesday Journal for the past 19 years, he turns into a paragon of objectivity as he edits the Viewpoints section, the LifeLines section, the Obituary section, the Inside Report section and each week attempts to repair, rectify and remediate an avalanche of newspaper copy written too close to deadline.
In his spare time, he is working on a book about his Catholic roots. He also loves riding his 1974 Schwinn LeTour bicycle on the Salt Creek Trail, and attends local theater productions and concerts and as many films at the Lake Theatre as he can squeeze in.
A native of Oak Park, he can frequently be found wandering the streets looking anything but lost as he steeps in the two most aesthetically pleasing and historically rich villages to be found this side (or that side) of the continental divide.
What do a former Jesuit priest, former Lutheran minister, retired German language teacher, former inmate at Cook County Jail, the Wednesday Journal theater critic, and the founder of the Oak Park Area Housing Center have in common?
Last October, my life changed — for the better — when two tiny boys popped into the world eight weeks early, weighing approximately 3 pounds each. Since then, I've discovered that enchantment comes in small packages.
According to Mark Mazrimas, marketing manager of Classic Cinemas, St. Vincent with Bill Murray opens at the Lake Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. and begins its regular engagement the following day.