Plans for the downtown Oak Park parcel commonly known as the Colt site (the Colt building formerly occupied that site) will move ahead as recommended in April, potentially bringing a mix of retail, luxury apartments and parking from Lake Street to North Boulevard.
So, folks, we brought the Will Loomis Memorial Trophy home to Oak Park on Friday. That's the prize the Illinois Press Association gives out to the top paper, the sweepstakes winner, among large circulation weeklies in the state. And this year it came our way.
Oak Park used to be known as the place "where the saloons stop and the churches begin." A quick stroll down Lake Street and you'll see that's changed. It's about to change again with a shift in the liquor law that will allow alcohol to be served earlier on weekends and holidays.
You're walking along Lake Street in River Forest and come across a really nifty old building, but you can't quite remember what it is and don't have a guidebook that might have the answer. Well, if you have a smart phone with an app that can read a commonly-used bar code, you'll learn that it's the Harlem School building.