I’ve written a column for The Wednesday Journal for about 14 years, but this will be my first efforts at blogging. If it goes well I might try texting or even using my phone as a camera! It’s a new world. Every day I walk the line between skepticism (my default setting) and cynicism.


I have interests and opinions on lots of things, but since I’m wrong about half the time, I’m pretty open-minded. Here are a few things I’m thinking about: Is VMA  good for Oak Park?   Does anyone really think there will ever be a hotel built in Oak Park? Why do people get cited for not having house numbers on their garage, yet  two blocks down there is a house that looks like it was in Dresden after the bombing?  Why do we have so many stores that sell decorative debris, but no place where I can buy a white shirt or pitching wedge?  What really happened with the Colt Building? Is significantly closing educational gaps really possible?


I’m looking forward to sorting  out all this with you. There are so many smart people here in Oak Park. This should be a piece of cake.

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John Hubbuch

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...