Comings & Goings: Joey’s Red Hots to open Monday in Orland Hills

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By Bob Bong Co-owner Anthony Nardo is not one to miss an opportunity to expand the reach of the Joey’s Red Hots empire. The Orland Park-based chain of restaurants has set Monday, February 26, as the opening date for its newest Joey’s location, in Orland Hills. Nardo and his partner Nick Iozzo jumped quickly when…

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Bedford Park buys Southern Belle restaurant

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By Bob Bong Southern Belle’s restaurant in Bedford Park closed for the last time last Sunday after more than two decades at 6737 S. Archer Ave. The village has a contract to purchase the site for $2.5 million. Closing is expected in the first quarter. Bedford Park Mayor Dave Brady said a plan to move…

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Comings & Goings: McCord Gallery Holiday Shoppe opens tonight

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By Bob Bong As the Christmas shopping season gets closer, McCord Gallery readies its annual Holiday Shoppe. The holiday spirit will be flowing when McCord holds the grand opening of its annual Holiday Shoppe tonight, Friday, November 17, from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is filled with hand-crafted artisan gifts for family, friends or yourself. On…

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Tavern on La Grange to pay Countryside $14,350 in fines

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By Steve Metsch The company that owns Tavern on La Grange have agreed to a settlement with the City of Countryside that will cost them thousands of dollars. The $14,350 covers unpaid fines and building code violations. A deal hammered out during a Nov. 1 hearing resulted in the fines being cut in half. One…

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Comings & Goings: Repair Café held at Lyons Township 

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By Bob Bong Five La Grange teenagers have opened a new venture inside Lyons Township Hall in Countryside that aims to cut down on the number of household appliances and other items that people mostly throw out when they break. The Repair Café will be held in the township community room, 6404 Joliet Road in…

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My Twist Boba and Yogurt in Summit is a must try!

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By Carol McGowan On 63rd Street in Summit, sits a great place to get in on all of the excitement of Boba Tea, and delicious frozen yogurt. My Twist, 7520 W. 63rd Street, has been open for almost a year and a half, and is drawing in more customers as word gets around over the…

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Comings & Goings: County approves $37 million Central Avenue bridge project

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By Bob Bong The Cook County Board of Commissioners has approved $37 million for the reconstruction of the Central Avenue bridge over the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal in Stickney and Forest View.  An additional $1.7 million was approved to replace sidewalk curb ramps along roadways throughout the county.   The projects are designed to boost…

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Comings & Goings: QuikTrip Travel Center opens in south suburbs

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By Bob Bong Oklahoma-based QuikTrip, one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, opened a new Travel Center last week in Lansing. The Lansing location opened July 20 at 17355 Torrence Ave. at the former Kmart site. The new location features a larger lot and a more spacious store than a traditional QuikTrip. There…

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