With all the excitement concerning the search for the Haymarket Time Capsule, it was decided we would bury a 2016 time capsule in Forest Park. Here is a partial list of the contents:

  • A pair of black yoga pants that were never worn for yoga;
  • An iPhone with a cracked screen;
  • An Uber sticker;
  • An Anti-Video Gambling yard sign;
  • Petitions to put video gambling on the ballot;
  • Two uncashed winning video gambling tickets;
  • A DK “For Rent” sign;
  • A bowl of gluten-free chili;
  • A set of earbuds;
  • A Bluetooth;
  • An iPad with a screen shot of a newspaper;
  • A foreclosure notice;
  • A Cubs hat;
  • A Make America Great Again hat;
  • A baseball cap from Cleveland with a big red “C”;
  • An Illinois Alarm sticker;
  • A red light ticket;
  • A Ventra card with no money left on it;
  • An I-Pass device;
  • A mint-condition Clincher softball;
  • A case of Lemonheads;
  • Some risotto;
  • Some tofu;
  • Some little blue pills;
  • A bottle of Raspberry vinaigrette dressing;
  • A bottle of anti-depressants;
  • A Frozen DVD;
  • 30,000 deleted emails dumped by WikiLeaks;
  • An episode of Dancing with the Stars;
  • A Facebook page;
  • A Tweet;
  • A case of craft beer called “Dog Breath”;
  • A copy of The Ghost of Cleopatra, signed by the author;
  • A Kindle with 50 Shades of Grey;
  • A student loan bill;
  • An updated quote from the Cigar Makers Union: “When generations to come dig up these records and read them, they will wonder that such barbarity was tolerated in the 21st century”;
  • And finally, a GPS device, so we can find the darn thing.

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.

John Rice

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...