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Bob Bong

Bob Bong
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Bob Bong is a longtime newspaperman who got his start at the old Daily Calumet. He's a lifelong Southlander who loves the Cubs and Bears, and he never met a gnome he didn't like. His yard in Frankfort is full of them. He's a Guest Editor at Patch.

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Cheers Liquors opens in Mokena

Cheers Liquors opens in Mokena

New liquor store opens in Mokena, furniture store plans job fair
Business Comings & Goings: FrancoNello’s Opening this Month?

Business Comings & Goings: FrancoNello’s Opening this Month?

FrancoNello's opening this month in Beverly? Andy's Frozen Custard eyes Burbank. Mariano's looks to Evergreen Park. Gotcha Haircut opens in Oak Lawn.
Business Comings & Goings: Calabria Imports Closes Evergreen Park Location

Business Comings & Goings: Calabria Imports Closes Evergreen Park Location

FrancoNello's opening this month in Beverly? Andy's Frozen Custard eyes Burbank. Mariano's looks to Evergreen Park. Gotcha Haircut opens in Oak Lawn.
Business Comings & Goings: Face-Lift for Food Court at Orland Square Mall

Business Comings & Goings: Face-Lift for Food Court at Orland Square Mall

New name and look for Jordan's Pub. Great Escape closes outlet store. Tinley Irish Parade is next Sunday.
Business Comings & Goings: New Pizza Hut Now Open in Evergreen

Business Comings & Goings: New Pizza Hut Now Open in Evergreen

Rainbow Cone to break winter hibernation next week | Pizza Hut opens in Evergreen Park | Great Clips coming to Merrionette Park.
Business Comings & Goings: Rainbow Cone Reopens Next Week

Business Comings & Goings: Rainbow Cone Reopens Next Week

Rainbow Cone to break winter hibernation next week | Pizza Hut opens in Evergreen Park | Great Clips coming to Merrionette Park.
Business Comings & Goings: Papa John’s Tries Again in Oak Lawn

Business Comings & Goings: Papa John’s Tries Again in Oak Lawn

Rainbow Cone to break winter hibernation next week | Pizza Hut opens in Evergreen Park | Great Clips coming to Merrionette Park.
Business Comings & Goings: Chamberlain College of Nursing Opens Tinley Campus

Business Comings & Goings: Chamberlain College of Nursing Opens Tinley Campus

Firehouse Subs holds grand opening • Blackberry's reopens in Tinley • Vera Bradley eyes Orland store.
Business Comings & Goings: Oak Lawn to Announce 111th Street Anchor

Business Comings & Goings: Oak Lawn to Announce 111th Street Anchor

Jive Turkey cooking in Morgan Park, Grassano's Pizza still open, Andriana Furs consolidates in Beverly.
Business Comings & Goings: Jive Turkey Now Cooking in Morgan Park

Business Comings & Goings: Jive Turkey Now Cooking in Morgan Park

Oak Lawn soon to announce first anchor tenant at 111th Street and Cicero, Grassano's Pizza still open. Andriana Furs consolidates in Beverly.
Business Comings & Goings: Mexican Restaurant Adds 2nd Location in Tinley Park

Business Comings & Goings: Mexican Restaurant Adds 2nd Location in Tinley Park

Orland OKs Thai restaurant • Tax sharing approved for Mercedes dealership • Golden Corral incentives expected to be approved.
Business Comings & Goings: Rusty Nail Owner Opens Philly T’s in Palos Hills

Business Comings & Goings: Rusty Nail Owner Opens Philly T’s in Palos Hills

Tenth Planet in Oak Lawn gets new digs, cupcake kiosk debuts at Chicago Ridge Mall, Mangoe Pizza opens in Alsip, entrepreneur conference coming to Tinley Park and more local business news.
Business Comings & Goings: Tenth Planet 'Beamed Up' in New Digs

Business Comings & Goings: Tenth Planet 'Beamed Up' in New Digs

Rusty Nail owner opens new place in Palos Hills, cupcake kiosk debuts at Chicago Ridge Mall, Mangoe Pizza opens in Alsip, entrepreneur conference coming to Tinley Park and more local busines
Business Comings & Goings: Pink Boutique Opens in Orland Hills

Business Comings & Goings: Pink Boutique Opens in Orland Hills

International Cafe opens in Tinley Park • Pizzeria Bella closes in Orland • Eddie Bauer moving at Orland Square Mall.
Horse Thief Hollow Now Open: Business Comings & Goings:

Horse Thief Hollow Now Open: Business Comings & Goings:

Leona's Pizza closes in Oak Lawn, Baker's Footwear closes at Chicago Ridge Mall, Fifth Third Bank offering discounted Chicago Auto Show tickets and more local business news.
Business Comings & Goings: Leona’s Closes on 95th Street

Business Comings & Goings: Leona’s Closes on 95th Street

Horse Thief Hollow opens for lunch, Baker's Footwear closes at Chicago Ridge Mall, Fifth Third Bank offering discounted Auto Show tickets and more local business news.
Business Comings & Goings: Furniture Store Coming to Former Dominick’s

Business Comings & Goings: Furniture Store Coming to Former Dominick’s

My Bike shop closes in Tinley. • Dickey's Barbecue closes in Orland. • Bank has discount coupons for Chicago Auto Show.
Orland Park Police Blotter: Man Caught Stealing from 4 Stores

Orland Park Police Blotter: Man Caught Stealing from 4 Stores

Orland Park police reports from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4
Business Comings & Goings: Windy City Flower Girls Wins Prestigious Knot Award

Business Comings & Goings: Windy City Flower Girls Wins Prestigious Knot Award

Hardboiled Coffee opens in Beverly, new owners promise to clean up Evergreen Park gas station, free auto repairs at Oak Lawn Midas and more business news.
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Orland Park: Restaurants Share Eat-in, Take Out Deals

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Orland Park: Restaurants Share Eat-in, Take Out Deals

Would your Super Bowl watching be a lot more enjoyable if you didn’t spend it in the kitchen? Maybe you like to rub elbows with other fans at a favorite watering hole? Here are some Orland