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: Mitchell’s Flowers to celebrate 50 years in Orland Park

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By Bob Bong Mitchell’s Orland Park Flowers will celebrate its 50th anniversary later this month, but the flower shop’s roots date back much farther. The shop at 14309 S. Beacon Ave. will celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, September 30. Mitchell said the Orland Park location is one of the longest-tenured retail businesses in the village…

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Comings & Goings: Crumbl Cookies opens in Homewood

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By Bob Bong Derek and Michelle Hincks are on a roll with their Crumbl Cookie business. The couple opened their third cookie store on Friday in Homewood. They opened their third location at 17751 S. Halsted St. in the Park Place Plaza. They already owned locations in Dyer, Ind., which opened in northwest Indiana in…

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Hoyne Savings Bank promotes Walter Healy to president

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By Bob Bong Hoyne Savings Bank on Tuesday announced the promotion of Walter Healy to president of the longtime community bank that has served Chicagoland communities since 1887. Healy joined Hoyne in 2022 as executive vice president – commercial lending to launch a commercial division for the bank. Healy will succeed current president and CEO…

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Jesse’s Tavern closes in Chicago Ridge

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By Kelly White  Chicago Ridge’s neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name closed its doors this past weekend, but not without a final farewell.   Jesse’s Tavern, 10501 S. Ridgeland Ave., opened 17 years ago. Owned by Kathy and Jim McKinney, of Chicago Ridge, Jesse’s Tavern, with its infamous red and white sign, was a…

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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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