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.
Iknew nothing about urban planning, so I took a crash course by interviewing Bridget Lane. She has a degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. I found her views on Forest Park to be eye-opening and inspiring.
Idon't wish to send shockwaves through the community but I'm running for mayor. Why? There's a job opening and I need the money. I also have a vision for the village. I'd like to streamline our government — for example, by cancelling village council meetings.