Ralph has lived in Forest Park and River Forest his entire life. His grandparents lived in Forest Park in the 1960s, and he has lived here for over 30 years. He is a homeowner and currently owns six rental properties in Forest Park. He has multiple siblings, in-laws, and a niece that live here as well. They all consider this to be their community.
After college, he received a Masters degree in Urban Studies and earned an Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser designation. He worked for the Cook County Assessor's Office for 30 years before retiring a few years ago. Since his retirement, most of his time is spent operating and maintaining his rental properties.
He has served on many committees in organizations over the years, including several with the Village of Forest Park.
DiFebo says, “This proposal is simply my way of contributing to the betterment of our community. I have no financial interest in its construction or operation.”
“I am hoping to present to the Village of Park for their consideration before this summer. I would like to reiterate that the next phase of this project is up to the Village to determine.”