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Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers

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Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers

Red Robin in Orland Park closed after Carbon Monoxide affects 24 customers The Orland Fire Protection District treated 24 customers at the Red Robin Restaurant in Orland Park after they reported feeling sick on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. Four of the customers were taken to area hospitals after the OFPD determined that the cause was…

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Bob Bong on Business: Gas N Wash to open second Mokena location

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Bob Bong on Business: Gas N Wash to open second Mokena location

Bob Bong on Business: Gas N Wash to open second Mokena location By Bob Bong Mokena-based Gas n Wash has announced it will open a second location in Mokena at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at 19990 S. LaGrange Road. It will be the company’s seventh location. The company also operates Food n Fuel…

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Bob Bong on Business: Sal’s Philly Steaks opens in Hickory Hills

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Bob Bong on Business: Sal’s Philly Steaks opens in Hickory Hills

Sal’s Philly Steaks now open in Hickory Hills Bridgeview resident Sal Bal is the man behind the scripted Sal’s sign that adorns four different Philly cheesesteak restaurants throughout the southwest suburbs. Bal opened his first shop at 78th Street and Cicero Avenue near Ford City Mall around 2005. In 2015, he made his first move to…

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Bob Bong on Business: Hobo stores closing

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Bob Bong on Business: Hobo stores closing

Bob Bong on Business: Hobo stores closing By Bob Bong In 1996, Home Owners Bargain Outlet rose out of the ashes of the Handy Andy bankruptcy. The chain of discount home improvement stores eventually grew to seven including locations at 8716 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn and 1693 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. Other…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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Facebook and worthless knock-offs like Classmates.com

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Facebook and worthless knock-offs like Classmates.com

Facebook and worthless knock-offs like Classmates.com I always wondered what happened to my old friends back in Hgh school so I opened an account at Classmates.com thinking it would help me answer that question. But it didn’t work. Classmates is nothing like Facebook, where it is far easier to connect with old high school friends,…

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Shell Lockport to Better Serve Customers with U-Haul

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Shell Lockport to Better Serve Customers with U-Haul

Shell Lockport to Better Serve Customers with U-Haul U-Haul Company of Illinois, Inc. is pleased to announce that Shell Lockport has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Lockport community. Shell Lockport at 518 S. State St. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. The arrival…

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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store Commissioner Morrison’s efforts help keep 131 year old Hart Schaffner Marx suit company from leaving Illinois — Saving over 300 manufacturing jobs in Cook County Hart Schaffner Marx suit company has been manufacturing men’s suits in the Chicago area since 1887, including a suit for President Obama…

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Illinois job growth surges upward

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Illinois job growth surges upward

Illinois job growth surges upward by 18,100 new jobs Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.3% The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by +18,100 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn Revealed America’s Top Five States for Business Today on CNBC CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today unveiled the results of its twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Texas taking the number one position.  The Lone Star…

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Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds

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Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds

Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds Bob Bong on Business By Bob Bong Salvation Army store closed in Bridgeview The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center in Bridgeview remains closed after the front façade of the building came crashing down early last month. The store at 9000 S. Harlem Ave. has been closed…

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie In theory, Apple’s system of movies sounds great. But unfortunately, it isn’t developed for normal human beings. The tech bobbleheads at Apple who design the system are not normal people. They don’t travel. They don’t have fun. And they have no idea about how…

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