Comings & Goings: Brookfield welcomes new look Paisans Pizza

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Brookfield has welcomed two new businesses while two old ones now have new looks. Mayor Kit Ketchmark and Secretary of State Jesse White gave a warm welcome to three of the businesses on Nov. 22. The two new ones were Strive 4 Fitness at 3749_ Grand Blvd. and Farmers Insurance at 8922 Fairview Ave. Brookfield…

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Comings & Goings: Staffing Network moves Burbank office

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Staffing Network relocated its Burbank office earlier this month to new digs at 8022 S. Cicero Ave. The company has been in business for more than 20 years and primarily staffs light industrial positions for a number of industries. Helping to celebrate its grand opening on Dec. 1 was Ray Castro, chief sales officer for…

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Comings & Goings: Rosario’s Italian Foods closing

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Another longtime area business has announced that it will be shutting its doors at the end of the year. Rosario’s Italian Foods at 8611 S. Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood will close on Dec. 31 after 61 years in business. “It is with bittersweet happiness that we announce our closing Rosario’s Italian Foods at…

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Comings & Goings: Orange Theory Fitness opens in Frankfort

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Orange Theory Fitness held the grand opening last week of its new health center in Frankfort. Owners Adryenne Hearne and her brother Derek opened the boutique health club earlier this year at 21000 S. LaGrange Road, about a year after opening their first fitness center in Oak Park. A third location is preparing to open…

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Comings & Goings: Point Blank opens in Hodgkins

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Point Blank Range & Gun Shop will hold its grand opening and ribbon cutting today at 3 p.m. in Hodgkins. The Ohio-based chain of gun ranges and stores opened last month at 9400 W. 63rd St. near the Quarry Mall in Hodgkins. A second shop opened Oct. 24 at 18810 S. 88th Avenue in Mokena.…

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Comings & Goings: Emissions testing may take longer than usual

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Vehicle owners taking their cars or minivans in for emissions testing may find longer lines than usual at the Bedford Park testing station. That station at 5231 W. 70th Place and another in southeast suburban Markham are the only test sites for south siders now that a satellite testing station closed Nov. 1 in Tinley…

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Comings & Goings: Hickory Hills panel approves Sabre Woods plan

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The Hickory Hills Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a zoning variance for a mixed-use development to be called Sabre Woods at the site of the former Sabre Room banquet facility at 8900 W. 95th St. The plan as presented calls for creation of the Sabre Woods Senior Village, which would include…

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Comings & Goings: Office Max closing at Brookside Marketplace

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Office Depot is closing its Office Max store at the Brookside Marketplace in Tinley Park. The office supply store at 7360 W. 191st St. started its going out of business sale three weeks ago and will close on Saturday, Nov. 12. The 18,000-square-foot store is one of 300 stores the company announced earlier this year…

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Comings & Goings: New gun range opens in south suburbs

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A new shooting range that was plagued by delays finally opened last week in Oak Forest. Eagle Sports Range opened Oct. 6 at 5900 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest at the former Community Motors auto dealership. “We are so pleased to welcome Eagle Sports Range to our community,” Mayor Hank Kuspa said in a…

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Comings & Goings: Irish sports bar opens in Midlothian

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JP Flannery’s opened last month at 4025 W. 147th St. in Midlothian. Co-owner Jim McAuliffe called the new pub, which opened on Sept. 22, an “Irish sports bar.” Although McAuliffe is part of the family that operates Durbin’s restaurants across the south suburbs, he said PJ Flannery’s is not affiliated with the chain. McAuliffe said…

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