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.
One of the perks of going back to school for many Forest Park students is getting a new backpack. Having grown up in the pre-backpack era, I feel a little deprived. Just think of how much more trouble I could have caused on the playground with my hands free.
All of our village crossing guards are dedicated to safeguarding our students, but Nick Lococo is more passionate than most. Lococo's post is at Jackson and Hannah. Being the crossing guard for Garfield students at this location can be challenging because there is no stop sign on Jackson.