Bob was a true and good friend and a tireless asset to our community for so very long. We first heard him speaking out at a City Council meeting almost 30 years ago. His combination of intelligence, concern and an all too rare willingness to "get involved" was a model for others to aspire to.
Bob joined us regularly for the Jazz Wave concerts in downtown Waukegan. He loved Big Band music. His raucous whistled accolades will be sorely missed. As will his work for and intelligent insights into community affairs and charitable organizations.
We all need to do our best to fill his shoes in his honor.
Bob is going to a better place. I'll bet it gets even better once he's there for a while.