Friday, May 17, 2013
In the 1970s and 80s, the Lincolnwood hotel was the place to be for weddings and celebrations. A mobster was gunned down in the parking lot, and Michael Jordan announced his rookie Chicago Bull year there.
Lincolnwood Mayor Jerry Turry told Patch there was once a point when residents asked him how they could obtain a brick from the iconic Purple Hotel. At the time, speculation spread throughout the community that the site would be demolished. Those rumors would later be dismissed, however, after Skokie based developer North Capital, LLC purchased the site with plans to redevelop and rehab the structure. Now, those residents may get their wish. The Purple Hotel is going to be demolished, according to Chicago Real Estate Daily. The sale of Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel was confirmed in late May by The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The site was purchased by Jake Weiss, founder of North Capital, for $8.3 …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Thursday, May 16
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More than a dozen firefighters were on scene as they put out a two story fire near the intersection of Church Street and Crawford Avenue on Wednesday around 4:45 p.m.
Johnson Shino walked into Anuyu Hair Studio, 4015 Church St., expecting to get a haircut. Instead, he saw a lot of smoke and a whole lot of firefighters. "There was no 'boom,'" Shino said making a gesture with his hands. "Only smoke. It was very quiet." At about 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, smoke from a first floor business caused an entire building to be shutdown and evacuated. Windows of a second floor apartment unit were busted out and the smell of smoke was faint in the air. An office next to the hair salon showcased wet carpet from the water used to put out the blaze above. There were at least four firetrucks on scene. A Skokie Fire Department official said there were no serious injuries. He also added that no one was transported to the …
All Epic Burger locations - including the one in Skokie's Old Orchard Mall - will be giving away free cupcakes to celebrate its fifth anniversary May 18.
Thursday, May 16
The first employee to start working at Epic Burger is still with the company. On May 18, Augusto Ortega - and the restaurant - will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. In honor of that milestone, the cult favorite hamburger joint will be giving out free cupcakes at all of its locations on May 18. In Skokie, you can find Epic Burger at Old Orchard Mall. “Augusto, the first employee that has been with Epic Burger for five years, has proven to be a supreme example of reliability, professionalism and consistency.” says Epic Burger Founder David Friedman. “It’s only fitting that we honor Augusto along with Epic Burger’s five years, as both are extremely rare accomplishments in the restaurant industry.” Epic Burger has seven Chicagoland …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
John Crane, Inc. has moved it's headquarters to the West Loop, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports.
Wednesday, May 15
A Morton Grove company is moving its headquarters to Chicago, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports. John Crane, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical seals, couplings and bearings, is moving to the 200 block of W. Monroe Street. The website reports about 30 Morton Grove employees will work out of the new Chicago office initially. The Morton Grove facility will remain open and will operate as the company’s North America manufacturing and service center.
Three area healthcare business owners - one from Skokie, another from Morton Grove and the other from Park Ridge - are said to have submitted more than $4 million in false medical claims over a four month period, the DOJ said today.
Three health clinic co-owners are among seven defendants charged with engaging in five separate, unrelated health care fraud schemes to defraud the Medicare program or private health insurers of millions of dollars, federal law enforcement officials announced today. Ankur Roy, Akash Patel and Dipen Desai, who owned and operated Selectcare Health, Inc., which provided outpatient physical and respiratory therapy in Park Ridge and Skokie, were charged with submitting more than $4 million in false billings to Medicare between March and July 2011, according to authorities. Between March and July 2011, the defendants allegedly submitted $4,009,094 in false billings for services that were purportedly provided between April 2010 and April 2011, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The U.S. Senate has approved an Internet Sales Tax bill. If the House follows through, that would help Niles' and Morton Grove's brick and mortar stores, says the Chamber of Commerce presidents in both towns.
The U.S. Senate has passed, 69-27, the Internet Sales Tax bill, which would require online businesses to collect the sames sales taxes as their brick-and-mortar counterparts, according to congress.org. The bill now moves to the Republican-controlled U.S. House, where it would need to pass in order to become law, according to cnn.com. Niles Chamber of Commerce President Barb Kruser said the bill's passage would be a boon for Niles' many stores and businesses. Niles, with its two WalMarts, two Targets, three Jewel-Oscos, two Home Depots and Golf Mill Shopping Center, typically ranks in the top 10 Illinois municipalities with the highest gross retail sales. Rich Block, president of the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, said he definitely …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Whatever your mom is into--tech or deck, zumba or rhumba, books or nooks, jewels or tools, flowers or flours, take a look at what you can get her. And you won't have to go far.
Like humans in general, moms have their own tastes and preferences. You know yours the best, so we've compiled this handy-dandy gift guide to appeal to what she loves. Look it over and get ready to gift her on Mothers Day, May 12. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook Have more ideas for great gifts? Share them in the comments, below. Happy Mothers Day!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The founder of a well-known Lincolnwood restaurant passed away a short time before a fire erupted in the restaurant, CBS Chicago reported.
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Wednesday, May 8
In what the son of a restaurant founder called a coincidence, a fire ignited at Myron & Phil’s steakhouse a short time after its owner passed away in Lincolnwood on Wednesday, CBS Chicago reported. Myron & Phil’s has been operating for more than 40 years, according to CBS Chicago’s report. The blaze erupted in the storage room at Myron & Phil’s, 3900 W. Devon Avenue, at approximately 3 a.m., the Skokie Review reported. Myron & Phil’s is active in the community and participated in Taste of Skokie in 2012. The iconic local steakhouse underwent some remodeling and menu changes, according to Myron & Phil’s website. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook