Hi, everyone!  My name is Craig Berry and I’m just writing to say hello to everyone.  I’d really like to thank Mr. Kopycinski for allowing us the opportunity to post blogs on this site.  He may not like what I have to say sometimes- I’m guessing we agree on approximately, oh, zero things politically- but I appreciate Mr. Kopycinski’s willingness to expand the online community in Park Forest.  I respect what he’s done with this site.   

BTW, am I the only one that’s not only thankful but also a bit disheartened by the police blotter published on these pages every week?  I firmly believe being alert to your surroundings is a key to keeping yourself out of situations where you could get hurt, so the police blotter keeps me informed and aware.  However, it’s a little disconcerting to find out how many of my fellow citizens are lowlifes.  Again, I prefer to know that there’s lowlifes amongst us, but until you see it in print you don’t realize how many of them are around here.