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Friday, May 17, 2013
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
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 …
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, …
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is sponsoring legislation to increase mandatory limited liability insurance requirements for Illinois drivers.
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is sponsoring legislation to increase mandatory limited liability insurance requirements for Illinois drivers, according to a press release issued today. “This is an important measure aimed at protecting our roads and drivers,” Fine said. “Over the past 20 years, the prices of goods and services have increased but minimum coverage for auto liability insurance has not. An increase in the minimum coverage will help better cover costs for drivers involved in traffic accidents.” Under current law, Illinois’ mandatory minimum auto liability insurance coverage requirement is among the lowest in the country. The bill raises coverage for bodily injury or death of one person from $20,000 to $25,000 and for two or …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Following the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, construction has begun near at the intersection of Main Street and Central Park Avenue for several traffic signals.
Signs reading “Slow down. Save a child” are still up near Main Street and St. Louis Avenue almost a year after 9-year-old Carter Vo was struck and killed by a vehicle. Now, workers operating large yellow construction trucks are building several traffic signals in the area. Vo was killed at the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue on May 20, 2011. Following the death, the village conducted several studies, reduced the speed limit on Main Street and approved the construction of several traffic signals slated to be built near the area. The $308,687 construction begun recently. The devices will be built at the intersection of Main Street and Central Park Avenue, with the contract going to Lake Villa-based Home Towne Electric Inc…
In an op-ed piece printed in the Chicago Tribune, State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) writes, ""It's about time that the Chicago Tribune's editorial board stop treating the Illinois Constitution like yesterday's newspaper."
Kevin Maguire, 43, poured gasoline on the floor of his parents' home and lit it, police said, according to chicago.cbslocal.com.
Kevin Maguire was held on $25,000 bond after he reacted to an argument with his parents by pouring gasoline on the floor of their home and igniting it, according to chicago.cbslocal.com. The website reported his father was able to put out the flames. Maguire is a resident from neighboring Morton Grove. Patch had earlier reported Maguire was charged with aggravated arson for the incident at the home, in the 8900 block of Oriole. Maguire's next court date is May 20 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Monday, May 13, 2013
Do you have a child that can "Pitch, Hit and Run?" Then make sure to stop by Laramie Park on May 18. Winners from the event may appear at Major League Baseball's All Star Game.
The Skokie Police Department is proud to be hosting a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth. The competition will take place on Saturday, May 18, from10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Laramie Park, 5251 Sherwin Ave. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2013 MLB …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
An inside look at coaching a Little League Baseball.