Ken Trainor has been working for this newspaper since the last millennium, since copy was pasted on boards using hot wax ... in other words since 1990. Like the newspaper industry, he has changed with the times. The analog auteur is now digitally multidimensional and annoying a much wider audience as a result.
A free-thinking weekly columnist for Wednesday Journal for the past 19 years, he turns into a paragon of objectivity as he edits the Viewpoints section, the LifeLines section, the Obituary section, the Inside Report section and each week attempts to repair, rectify and remediate an avalanche of newspaper copy written too close to deadline.
In his spare time, he is working on a book about his Catholic roots. He also loves riding his 1974 Schwinn LeTour bicycle on the Salt Creek Trail, and attends local theater productions and concerts and as many films at the Lake Theatre as he can squeeze in.
A native of Oak Park, he can frequently be found wandering the streets looking anything but lost as he steeps in the two most aesthetically pleasing and historically rich villages to be found this side (or that side) of the continental divide.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 11:47 AM
It always seemed very much, to me as a child, that I was living in a poem — that my life was...
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 11:28 AM
For a long time, I couldn't get a handle on the panhandler issue. I almost never gave. At best,...
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 2:57 PM
After reading about the murder of Sergio Quiano — and the testimonials by Matt Baron, Bill...
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 3:18 PM
The sign at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Ontario Street read "Parting Words" in...
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 3:17 PM
The Democratic Party of Oak Park is not endorsing a candidate for governor in the March...
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 6:00 AM
Mark Mazrimas, marketing manager at Classic Cinemas, sent along the top grossing films of...
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