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.
Each spring, a dirty little secret surfaces. The snow melts to reveal the layer of litter lurking beneath it. This blight can be found everywhere, but it's especially a problem along the Illinois Prairie Path.
You never forget your first dumpster. We needed one for all the junk we had accumulated in 32 years. Family members stepped up to help. One of them ordered the dumpster. It was sleek and shiny and I couldn't wait to fill it.