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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Pace debuts inaugural electric bus route in south suburbs

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By Bob Bong First it was electric cars, then trucks, and now, buses. Pace, the suburban bus transit agency, last Friday introduced its first electric bus at its Southwest Division station in Bridgeview. The state-of-the-art Gillig bus is now operational on Route 381 95th Street serving riders in the southwest suburbs, including Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge,…

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Subaru opens new dealership in Evergreen Park

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By Joe Boyle Officials with Subaru had been eyeing the possibility of bringing a dealership to Evergreen Park for a long time. Now, the wait is over. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening officially took place on Dec. 7 at Subaru Evergreen Park, 3101 W. 95th St. “Evergreen Park has been great to work with,” said…

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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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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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