In the 25 years our company has owned The Review, we’ve had some very fine editors.

And we’ve had a couple of colossal duds who will remain nameless.

Josh Adams has been managing editor of The Review for the past three-and-one-half-years, which according to our in-house historian and past Review editor Ken Trainor, is our record for longevity. Having the trophy that says the paper has been the very best small weekly in the state the past two years is another sort of record for Josh to hoist with pride.

Now though Josh is shifting to a new position within our small company. Starting this week he will be a staff reporter for Wednesday Journal and will cover River Forest and police beats in Oak Park and River Forest.

Helen Karakoudas, managing editor of Wednesday Journal Inc.’s six weekly papers, will now take on direct responsibility for the Review. Karakoudas, a Forest Park resident, has started reporting the village government beat. We’ll be supplementing her work with veteran freelance reporters such as Bob Skolnik, who has two school stories in this week’s paper. And, of course, we’ve got our roster of Forest Park columnists including Jackie Schulz, John Rice, Tom Holmes, Bob Sullivan, Stephanie Kuehnert and Evan O’Brien.

Helen welcomes your calls and comments on our coverage and she is always looking for good ideas for stories or photos. Reach out to her at or here’s her direct line: 708-613-6307.

Thanks for being a reader of The Review.

Dan Haley, publisher, 708-613-3301