Will the board KISS off the residents?
Last week, we told you about a new bar coming to Oak Lawn. It is co-owned by a couple of members of the Band Kiss. According to its own website “Rock & Brews is an energized dining and entertainment concept offering affordable, high quality American comfort food and a broad selection of international and craft brews, while immersing guests in a family-friendly rock ‘n’ roll experience unlike any other. Where the unifying force of rock ‘n’ roll meets the burgeoning craft beer culture, Rock & Brews is born.
Our menu proudly presents our non-traditional, creative spin on fresh, quality American comfort food, including wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza, along with a variety of diet-conscious, gluten-free and healthy options. Additionally, we offer a special menu for li’l rockers that is the perfect size for their growing appetites!
So whether you need a place to watch the big game, or celebrate a corporate event, Rock & Brews has you covered. Basically…we salute rock & roll and feed both hungry souls and music lovers everywhere.”
What the website doesn’t tell you is that the new bar wants a variation from the Village of Oak Lawn for its unique sign. The company wants the guitar to be 80 feet high. The photo below is from the company’s Buena Park, California Restaurant and the guitar is the sign.
The Village’s Planning and Development Commission approved the sign unanimously. Now it is up to the village board.
Worth Township Announces Senior Bus Trip
The Worth Township Senior Bus Trip is Thursday, September 6th at Arlington Park Race Track. The price of $85 includes a two hour Buffet, Transportation, a Ticket & Racing Program. Seating is at the Canopy Finish Line Patio.
The buffet includes a Garden Salad, All Beef Hot Dogs, BBQ Pork Nachos, Crispy Chicken Drummies, Classic Potato Salad, Cookie Assortment, and Soft Drinks. A bus transporting the seniors leaves Worth Township at 11:30 am. The fun ends at 4:30 when the bus departs the racetrack. For more information, or to reserve your seat, call 708-371-2900 x28 .
Congratulations to an Old War Horse
John O’Brien, a native of Oak Lawn, was the former managing editor of the SouthtownStar and the Herald News of Joliet. He’s also the former senior editor of DNAinfo Chicago, an online publication that recently shut down. But fear not journalism lovers. O’Brien has been named senior editor of The Real Deal in Chicago, which is a new website covering commercial and residential real estate. As head of the Chicago bureau, he replaces senior reporter Scott Klocksin, who left earlier this month. While it may not be a great career trajectory for O’Brien, he’s still in the “game”.
Local Legislators Host Pot Luck Tonight
Democrats pushed several bills in Springfield to legalize recreational marijuana. However, the bills were buried in committee after Governor Bruce Rauner made it clear that he would veto any bill that legalizes recreational marijuana. Rauner’s opponent, however, supports the legalization and three local legislators are inviting you to a “Town Hall Discussion on Cannabis Legalization”. Cannabis in personal amounts has been already decriminalized. Now it becomes a question of whether the state makes it as legal as alcohol.