Comings & Goings: Jason’s Deli closes in Oak Lawn

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By Bob Bong Jason’s Deli, which had been open in Oak Lawn for more than 10 years, closed its doors for the last time on May 31. According to employees, the Beaumont, Texas-based restaurant at 6260 W. 95th St. closed because the lease was up and the company decided not to renew. Messages to the…

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Family-run Bobalicious pops up on Harlem with community focus

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By Isabella Schreck Families can bond and kids can have fun at Bobalicious in Palos Heights, according to co-owner Gustavo Godinez. The cafe, which opened in late November at 12250 S. Harlem Ave., offers dozens of teas, smoothie and other drink combinations. It sells boba toppings and features free popcorn, cotton candy, foosball, air hockey…

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Orland Park welcomes Rainbow Cone

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By Kelly White Rainbow Cone was welcomed in to the Orland Park community on Friday morning when a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the franchise’s newest location, 15711 Harlem Ave., Orland Park. The location is run by the duo, John Buonavolanto and Fernando Toscano. “There are a lot of South Siders right here…

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Comcast launches service in Palos Park

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Comcast announced that it has officially launched service in Palos Park. Village residents now have or soon will have access to Comcast’s full suite of Xfinity services, including gigabit+ internet speeds. Commercial and government entities will have access to the company’s full suite of Comcast Business services. Comcast said service would roll out in phases across town through the end of spring. Comcast will notify…

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Slice Factory makes a big debut in Lyons

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By Steve Metsch Norberto Cisneros Jr., smiled after tasting the pepperoni pizza at the new Slice Factory in Lyons. “I like it,” he said. “It’s a big bang for your buck.” Cisneros, an administrative aide in the Lyons Village Hall, wasn’t kidding. “Each slice,” restaurant owner Domenico DiDiana said, “is about the length of a grown man’s forearm.”…

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Genetti Bistro opens in Palos Heights

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By Kelly White Genetti Bistro, 12240 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, opened to the public on Friday, May 5. The charming and tranquil cafe features breakfast and lunch served from an organic menu. Some of the highlighted items include: organic coffee, herbal tea, cold brew, refreshers, delicious snacks and desserts and open-faced egg sandwiches. All food…

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Stickney mulls creating TIF district

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By Carol McGowan The Village of Stickney is contemplating creating what it is calling the Pershing and Harlem TIF District. Because of a larger than usual meeting crowd expected, the hearing and subsequent village board meeting were moved to the basement of St. Pius Church. Officials explained that a TIF district is a flexible financing…

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Hodgkins hosts inaugural business appreciation breakfast

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By Carol McGowan Nearly 100 business leaders gathered in the Larry Rice Room at Hodgkins Village Hall last week for the inaugural Business Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the village. Mayor Ernest Millsap, a panel of village officials, and department heads spoke April 18 about what their various departments, or areas they represented, had going on.…

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Culver’s to support families of fallen police officers, firefighters

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Nine Chicago-area Culver’s restaurants will donate a percentage of sales to the families of fallen Chicago Police Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso, Firefighter Jermain Pelt and fire Lt. Jan Tchoryk on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during “Fallen Hero’s Share Day.” “At Culver’s, we care about making a difference in the community and…

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