Ridgewood Tap, a local bar across the street from the Homewood Metra station, was filled with patrons on Sunday, Oct. 9. It was the last night the bar was operated by owner James A. Riggs, who retired after working there for about 50 years.
James A. Riggs, right, is retiring after working at the family-owned Ridgewood Tap since he was a child. Karl Jilek, left, met his wife, Missy, at Ridgewood Tap 13 years ago. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)