Thursday, May 16, 2013
Plans to rehab the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are no more.
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 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The man's newlywed wife reported him missing, but he was already in police custody - for soliciting a prostitute.
A 21-year-old Lincolnwood man was charged with soliciting a prostitute - on his honeymoon. Mohammed Ahmed, of the 4400 block of Estes Avenue, was charged with soliciting a prostitute in Orlando, Fla., according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. According to authorities, Ahmed's wife called police and reported her husband missing when he didn't return to their hotel suite. She would later realize he was in police custody after he was arrested by an undercover cop, according to the Huffington Post. Ahmed was arrested during a four day sting which took place between May 8 and 11 in Orlando, Huffington Post Chicago reports. -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Carlee Lemel, 17, of Lincolnwood was found in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Carlee Lemel, 17, of Lincolnwood was found in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
Five days after family members reported a Lincolnwood teen missing, the girl was found safe in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, Wilmette Life reported. Carlee Lemel, 17, who disappeared from home May 2, was found at a Dominick’s near Lake Michigan and her father Bruce Lemel met the teen at the store. But it’s unclear whether he lured the teen there himself or if Chicago Police located the teen and called the father, Wilmette Life reported. Original Article Family members are seeking the community’s help in finding their 17-year-old daughter, Carlee Lemel, who has been missing since May 2. Renee Lemel, Carlee’s aunt, said the teen is “mentally unstable.” “She has not taken her medication since May 2,” she said. “We’re worried.” Carlee is …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Anchored by a Walmart Supercenter, Touhy Marketplace is set on 15 acres of land. Village officials and developers were present at the site on Wednesday to celebrate its construction.
The construction site for Touhy Marketplace is massive. It’s 15 acres. That’s 653,400 square feet, or approximately 11 football fields, end zone to end zone. Eleven. Anchoring the site will be a Walmart Supercenter, 150,000 square feet dedicated to selling produce, clothing, electronics, bed sheets, tools – you name it, they’ll probably have it. All in all, there will be 195,000 square feet of retail space and plenty of parking. Construction is set to be complete within “12 months,” or spring of 2014. On Wednesday, large yellow construction trucks were laying the groundwork for Touhy Marketplace. It was a hot day, and cookies, lemonade and flyers were left underneath a tent for attendees involved in making the development a reality. There…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lincolnwood trustee candidate Ronald Cope lost to John Swanson by seven votes yesterday. Now, the Cook County Clerk's website is showing that Cope is leading - by one vote.
Independent candidate Ron Cope has been on a rollercoaster ride since yesterday's elections. At roughly 8 p.m., he was up 17 votes over John Swanson, who was running under the newly formed Independent Party of Lincolnwood (IPOL). But there was a problem: 10 of the 11 precincts had reported and word was that one of the machines was down. At that point, Cope had 677 votes while Swanson had 660. A little after 9 p.m., the final precinct was called and Swanson was named the victor, winning by a total of seven votes. Now, the tables have turned, and according to the Cook County Clerk's website, Cope is now leading Swanson by one vote. One. Cope has 756 votes while Swanson received 755. There are still mail in votes that need to be counted so …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nine candidates ran for three seats for Lincolnwood trustee. One candidate lost by seven votes.
Lincolnwood's trustee election was a tight race from start to finish. Incumbent John Swanson eked out a victory by seven votes over Ronald Cope. Swanson ran under the newly formed Independent Party of Lincolnwood (IPOL) while Cope ran as an Independent. All in all, there are 8,811 registered voters in Lincolnwood and 2,193 cast a ballot for Lincolnwood trustee. Swanson finished with 751 votes while Cope ended up with 744. Local business owner Craig Klatzco (Independent) came out on top with 925 votes while Lawrence Elster (IPOL) finished second with 904. Meanwhile, incumbent Beryl Herman (IPOL) won her seat as Village Clerk, beating former Village Clerk Carol Krikorian (Forward Vision Party). Herman finished with 1,187 votes while …
It's official, incumbent Mayor Jerry Turry wins another four years as Mayor of Lincolnwood.
After deciding not to seek a third term as mayor in October of 2012, Mayor Jerry Turry had a change of heart. "I was out of the race, I was fed up with it and I thought about going out of it," Turry told roughly 100 supporters at Lou Malnati's in Lincolnwood on Election Day. "With three days left before I had to turn my papers in to run again, I got a call [from a friend] who said not only should I run again, but that I could win." As it turns out, his friend was right. Of the 8,811 registered voters in Lincolnwood, 2,193 voted for Lincolnwood's next mayor. Turry came out on top with 844 votes while his opponent, Georgia Talaganis, finished with 769 votes. Meanwhile, former mayor Peter Moy finished third with 556 votes. "We let the other …
With 10 of 11 precincts reporting, it appears some candidates have pulled away with a victory while others have to wait it out.
With 10 of 11 precincts reporting, it appears Craig Klatzco (Independent) has locked himself a seat as Lincolnwood Village Trustee with 840 votes. Larry Elster (Independent Party of Lincolnwood) is currently in second with 799 votes while John Swanson (Independent Party of Lincolnwood) has 660 votes. Meanwhile, Ronald Cope (Independent) has 677 votes. Klatzco said one machine is down right now and there are still 200 votes to be counted. "I'm impatient to find out," Cope said. "I just want to find out the outcome." Cope previously served 20 years as Corporate Counsel in Lincolnwood. Both Cope and Klatzco are at Lou Malnati's in Lincolnwood with some 100 supporters wearing green "Turry" hats. Jerry Turry is running as an Independent for …