After years of waiting, the moment may be near when the Park District of Forest Park can finally take ownership of the decrepit but sought-after Roos Building. The story of our nation’s overheated real estate market and its spectacular collapse could be told through the roller coaster of the Roos.

Now the stars are aligning and the bank which finally holds the title to the property seems ready to deal. As always, we urge the park district to seek credible and expert advice as it moves forward with generously provided taxpayer dollars to close this deal.