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Proposed Felony Franks Gets Lukewarm Reception In Evanston

Now that Felony Franks has shut down on Chicago’s West Side, its owner wants to take the store to the gritty West Side of Evanston.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Closes, Plans To Relocate To NW Side

Felony Franks – the hot dog stand with the Misdemeanor Wieners and a staff of ex-felons – shut down Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Road Work Ahead

Hot Dog Stand Owner: New Road Configuration Will Hurt Business

A far west suburban hot dog stand owner has a real beef with the State of Illinois over road construction outside his property.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

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Wieners Circle Hot Dog Stand Inspires Reality TV Show

The profile of a small, but notorious hot dog stand in the Lincoln Park neighborhood has risen to the point where it is now the subject of a reality TV show.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand Wins Overhead Sign

There’s no doubt about it – when you’re driving along Western Avenue near the Eisenhower Expressway, you won’t be able to miss a hot dog stand that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand May Close

The hotdog stand on the West Side called Felony Franks – where the owner hires only ex-offenders – may be closing.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011