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.
The message board outside proclaims this month's theme, "Surprised by Joy," but it's doubtful anyone at this first Sunday service in Unity Temple in two years is surprised by the joy they feel coming home again after such a long hiatus.
Every year we publish the names of the 400 or so graduates of Oak Park and River Forest High School. Most probably read only one name — to make sure their loved one is represented (and spelled correctly).
Residents and non-residents navigated the circuit of booths in Scoville Park on a hot June Sunday afternoon, checking out the bewildering array of organizations, nonprofits and businesses that make up the social fabric of Oak Park and River Forest.
One hundred years ago in June 1917, our native son, Ernest Hemingway, graduated from Oak Park High School (now Oak Park River Forest High School). The Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is celebrating this milestone by holding its annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 17, at the Hemingway Museum, 200 N. Oak Park Ave.
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