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Mediterranean restaurant takes over former Dixie Kitchen space

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

August 16, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The locale on 825 Church St. formerly known as Dixie Kitchen has reopened as YaHala Inn, a Middle Eastern restaurant, instead of the previously announced Old Dixie Cafe. The decision to serve Mediterranean cuisine instead... Read more »

Businesses to receive equal opportunity with Rauner’s executive order

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

July 22, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order last Wednesday to ensure all Illinois businesses looking to contract with the state will receive equal opportunity. According to the governor’s news release, the executive order... Read more »

City approves changes to food truck regulations

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

June 14, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

City Council approved changes to Evanston’s mobile food vendor ordinance Monday night, which would allow vendors to open food trucks in the city without having a brick-and-mortar restaurant location in Evanston. The previous... Read more »

Evanston re-files lawsuit after finding nonhazardous materials matching coal tar in water lines

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

June 9, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

The city re-filed a lawsuit against two companies last Tuesday regarding nonhazardous materials found inside and around south Evanston water lines. The initial lawsuit claimed the companies were responsible for high levels... Read more »

After two defaults, some city officials seek more structure in loan process

David Fishman, Reporter

May 22, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

In the midst of two recently defaulted loans from local businesses, some Evanston officials want to create a more transparent and concrete loan process over the next year. “There isn’t a clear understanding from people... Read more »

Owner of Lao Sze Chuan chain pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering charges

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 16, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Tony Hu, the owner of Evanston’s Lao Sze Chuan, pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and wire fraud charges in federal court Monday. Hu, a famous chef in the Chicago area, reached a plea deal with prosecutors to... Read more »