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.
Golf season is in full swing, so I lament the loss of Bushwood Driving Range. It operated on the west bank of the Des Plaines River at Madison Street from 2002 to 2010, literally a stone's throw from Forest Park.
My wife and I visited Washington D.C. for the first time to soak up the sights. Among them was a statue I've researched and written about for decades but had never seen. The trip filled me with patriotism.
Yard Sale in Oak Park. Sat. 5/25 from 10-2 PM. 1036 N. Euclid Ave. Salesman Sample sale with new gift items in original packaging. Greeting Cards, Teacher Gifts, Holiday, fancy soaps, socks, Baby, candles, books, purses, pillows, CDs, DVDs, bath...