At Friends Park, talking about Glencoe with Shirley Olin

Glencoe, on Chicago's North Shore, was built as a railroad suburb. Like most of that genre, it has a retail-oriented downtown, with very much the feel of a city neighborhood, just off the train station.

A popular downtown spot is Friends Park, which has a playground that's often teeming with little kids.

As part of a tour of downtown Glencoe Shirley Olin and I sat in Friends Park and talked about life in the village.

Glencoe's annual sidewalk sale is June 25 and 26 - and that's a great time for people considering a move to Glencoe to check out the downtown. It's an easy ride on the Metra or up the Edens Expressway.

Shirley Olin, one of our local correspondents, has lived in Glencoe for a number of years and manages Coldwell Banker's Glencoe office.

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