John Rice is a columnist/private detective, who has seen his business and family thrive in Forest Park. He thoroughly enjoys life in the village and still gets a thrill smelling Red Hots, watching softball and strolling through cemeteries.
I skipped the Academy Awards because I had already witnessed the greatest performance of 2017. It didn't receive an Oscar because it was a straight-to-video production. I'm talking about my grandson, John Henry Callaghan and his portrayal of Baby Jesus at a Christmas Eve service.
Fred Hampton graduated from Proviso East High School in 1966. He was 20 years old when Doug met him, still deeply involved with the school and the Maywood community. Maywood didn't have a public pool and blacks were not welcome at neighboring pools. So Hampton organized caravans to Cermak Pool in Lyons.