I am looking forward to the election next week. Forest Park has an opportunity to change directions. We can move forward, away from the debacle of the missing parking ticket revenue, and begin to address the million dollar plus budget deficit. We have an opportunity to elect a group of commissioners who will listen to the residents, and not ignore their views on video gambling, or opting out of the Cook County minimum wage, or a myriad of other issues. I will be voting for the Forest Park Forward slate of Julianne Bonwit, Jessica Voogd, Mark Boroughf and Jon Kubricht. After getting to know them over the past months and years, I truly believe they will work in the best interests of all residents and business owners to make Forest Park a desirable destination for visitors, and a place all of us are proud to call home.

Kris McCoy

Forest Park resident