A neighborhood look, barrel to barrel
The paintings on the rain barrels around town aren’t to be missed. And now you’ve got a little hand-holding to make sure you don’t miss one bit of rain-barrel art – or exercise in getting to it.
A map has just been put together of every single barrel, its location and sponsor. The map shows a bike route, so you can plan your cycling with your viewing.
How cool are our rain barrels? Project organizer Amy Little tells us she’s been asked by the Field Museum for a rain barrel to be put in its new water exhibit. Folks at the Field, apparently, are impressed with Oak Park and River Forest being on the cutting edge of environmentalism.
There’s something about Betty
The most popular movie in America this week is The Proposal. Ignore Sandra Bullock. The scene-stealing star of the movie is Oak Park native Betty White, now 87. Bawdy and irrepressible, the scene where she fits Bullock with a wedding gown and tries to find the star’s breasts (“This is like an Easter egg hunt,” says White’s character) is memorable. Said Bullock of the experience, “Let me just say that Betty White feeling me up was the best second base I’ve ever had.”
in its new water exhibit. Folks at the Field, apparently, are impressed with Oak Park and River Forest being on the cutting edge of environmentalism.
It is a long, slow, but still lucrative ride to the bottom for former Corus Bank CEO Bob Glickman.
He’s rapidly cashing out his shares in the bank that he and his family grew from the modest days of the River Forest State Bank, rode to the top of the market and now have seen crash under the weight of failed luxury condo projects across the Sun Belt.
This month alone, Glickman has sold 4.26 million shares at an average price of 27 cents per. Totes up to $1.6 million. Seems like a lot of money until you consider that Corus shares sold for $57.35 back in the golden days of January 2006.