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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 »

Evanston doctor loses medical license after buying $1 million of imported cancer medicine

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 11, 2016

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

An Evanston doctor agreed to relinquish her medical license to settle charges by state officials after allegedly buying and dispensing $1 million worth of non-approved imported cancer drugs to her patients, The Associated Press ... Read more »

City expands storefront modernization assistance

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 10, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston hopes to reach more retail stores through its storefront modernization program by funding interior renovations in addition to external projects, aiming to help local stores stay in competitive business districts. The exp... Read more »

Dave’s Italian Kitchen owner to turn down city loan, launches crowdfunding campaign

David Fishman, Reporter

May 8, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The owner of Dave’s Italian Kitchen, which closed its location on Chicago Avenue last month, will no longer pursue a loan from the city and will instead rely on individual donations to help fund a new restaurant on Noyes Street. “This is easier and it’s more politically palatable,” Dave Gla... Read more »