18th District Council Candidates Forum

OTMRA, the Gold Coast Neighbors Association and 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins are sponsoring a forum for candidates running for three seats on the 18th Police District Council. Candidates will state their positions and answer questions about important safety issues. When: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 at 6 p.m. Where: Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Drive, Room 108

OMTRA Holiday Party 2022

You’re invited to join Old Town friends and neighbors for the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association (OTMRA) Holiday Party on Tues., Dec. 6, 2022 (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) at Old Town Pub, 1339 N Wells.  Ticket price is $25, which includes heavy appetizers and unlimited drinks (including beer, wine and a specialty drink).

Old Town Tree Lighting at Burton Place Park

Neighbors and friends are invited to welcome the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at Burton Place Park (across from the Fireplace Inn) off North Wells Street. Festivities will run 6 PM – 7 PM and include hot chocolate, treats, music, and a visit by Santa Claus.

Marcy Huttas Appointed New OTMRA Executive Director

The Old Town Merchants and Residents Association Board of Directors announced that Marcy Huttas was appointed the new Executive Director of OTMRA. Marcy is an energetic and outcome-driven leader with extensive experience in operations, project management, community and business development, and marketing. She holds an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Illinois School

Member Spotlight: Catherine Cook School

Tell us about your school.From preschool (age 3) through 8th grade, Catherine Cook students cultivate a deep understanding of the world we live in, find their purpose within it, and develop the leadership skills to leave their mark. Dedicated teachers and administrators work closely with each student and family to identify and foster strengths, ignite