Well, a major development on the site of the Colt building parking lot isn't going to build itself. It's going to take sewers and sidewalks and all the various accoutrements that a retail and housing developer is going to need before they put up their millions for construction.
It was a curious discussion a week ago Monday as Oak Park's new village board and president sat down to talk about "board protocols." Some aspects of those board rules had to do with interacting with the local press.
In a story we reported on OakPark.com Friday and which we expand in print today, Abu-Taleb raised $72,000 for his campaign, including $23,000 of his own money. That about tripled the $21,000 raised by the competing VMA-backed group.