For the sake of settling one rumor: Pan's Food Center is not for sale. But the building belonging to the family-owned local business is on the market. The roughly 11,600 square-feet building at 824 S. Oak Park is listed by local real estate agent David King.
Negotiating a development proposal can be a lot like a round of poker. You can't show all your cards at once. At least that's the analogy that the village manager and trustees used when talking about how to move forward with negotiations for the development of the Colt/Westgate site in downtown Oak Park.
Further evidence of the Oak Park village board's new direction was on display Monday night. The topic was the long-debated future of Madison Street. The discussion sharpened into the question of whether limited village TIF funds should be spent on a previously proposed streetscaping overhaul or on financial incentives to specific developers at specific sites.
Torey Malatia, an Oak Park native, announced Friday via his company Chicago Public Media that he is resigning. Malatia, 61, began work as a program director for WBEZ radio and was promoted to station manager in the mid '90s. He also created the radio program "This American Life" and was a newspaper columnist prior to joining radio. He was born in Oak Park but now lives in Chicago.