Sunday, February 3, 2013
Just because the Bears aren’t playing on Sunday doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the big game. So pick a team to root for this weekend and meet your friends at one of the many great spots in Lemont that are offering super deals.
Sunday’s Super Bowl looks to be a really good one, pitting rookie QB Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49’ers against the more seasoned Baltimore Ravens’ leader Joe Flacco. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on CBS. And even if you’re a loyal Bears fan through and through, let’s face it – there’s no sense sitting home all by yourself on Sunday. So why not meet your friends at one of these spots in Lemont and enjoy their food and drink specials while watching the big game? 3 Corners Grill and Tap, 12371 Derby Road Visit 3 Corners Grill & Tap, named for its location at the intersection of Derby Road, McCarthy Road and Archer Avenue, and quench your thirst for a deal with a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Lite for $10 – or a …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Can you write a caption for this fun photo?
A reader sent Patch this photo of a cat perched atop the neon sign at Tom’s Place on Stephen Street this week. What do you suppose he (or she) is thinking? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Take a glimpse into Lemont’s History courtesy of the Lemont Area Historical Society.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Linda Ozbolt
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Lemont Area Historical Society has generously offered to share photos and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village’s storied past. This week, just in time for the holidays, the Lemont Historical Society is featuring a photo of a New Year’s Eve party at Tom’s Place in downtown Lemont. By doing a little detective work, John Quinn of the historical society narrowed down the date of the party as Dec. 31, 1963. He discovered that Frank & Gene’s Pizza, whose sign is hanging over the door near the pay phone, first opened in 1963 – and the calendar on the wall shows Tuesday, Dec. 31, which would be the correct date for New Year’s Eve that year. Other notable details about the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Family-owned Tom’s Place has been a Lemont favorite since 1924.
The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) has generously offered to share photos and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village’s storied past. This week, the LAHS shares vintage photos of Tom’s Place, which were taken in the 1930s when "Big Tom" Laketa ran his business in the building that presently houses the La Dolce Vita restaurant at 107 Stephen Street. According to the historical society, Tom started his business in 1924 in a small building where the Hayes Auto Repair shop is presently located, at 105 Stephen Street. Tom’s moved next door to 107 Stephen Street a few years later, and in 1948, moved across the street to its present location. Tom's Place is still family …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Mark Laketa, owner of Tom's Place, was among hundreds of riders who raised money Sunday for Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen.
Hundreds of motorcycles lined the streets of Homer Glen this weekend to support a local camp for children and adults with disabilities. More than 200 bikers participated Sunday in the eighth annual poker run for Shady Oaks Camp, a recreational summer program for campers with cerebral palsy and other physical and developmental disorders. The camp, located at 16300 Parker Road in Homer Glen, was founded in 1947 by the Parents Association for Cerebral Palsy Children. According to the camp's website, the group purchased more than 30 acres of land in Homer Township with hopes of creating a summer camp that could meet the specific needs of disabled children and adults. Over the past 60 years, Shady Oaks has expanded from its original three …