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News from your neighbors: Tinley Park man trains to break world record
4:50 pm CST February 7, 2018


Tinley Park native training to break world record

Jim Perkins grew up gliding on wood.

Rolling on eight wheels, the 51-year-old Tinley Park native has logged hundreds of thousands of miles at the Tinley Park Roller Rink and several other suburban hardwood floors since he was a child, sometimes seven days a week. But no amount of experience can prepare Perkins for what he is striving to achieve — something that has never been accomplished before.