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Odd Combo Venues: Weird Stores And Restaurants To Visit

Some of the best shops in the city involve creative owners trying to make an extra buck through two businesses at once. And while there’s plenty of these that you’d expect (gift shops or restaurants attached to hotels and museums), we decided to highlight some of the quirky and downright inspiring examples of Chicago’s multitasking business owners.

03/06/2012

Three restaurant employees at Frontier were shot Thursday night. (CBS)

3 Restaurant Workers Shot Trying To Thwart Car Break-In

Police are looking for as many as six people after a shooting outside a Michelin-rated restaurant on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

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Barn & Company: A New Chicago BBQ Bar

You can smell the smoker used at Barn & Company, a BBQ bar, a block away. The atmosphere is overwhelmingly fun! The layout is as big as a barn, the lighting is warehouse-bright, and the wood walls are adorned with pigs…

01/26/2012

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Charlie Trotter To Close His World-Renowned Chicago Eatery

Charlie Trotter is calling it quits.

01/01/2012

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Explosion, Fire Destroy South Suburban Restaurant

A massive fire destroyed a one-story building that housed a Chinese restaurant in south suburban Worth on Saturday after bystanders said they heard a loud explosion.

01/01/2012

Moussa Al Sheikh, the owner of the Jerusalem Cafe. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Jerusalem Café

Moussa Al Sheikh and his brother, Mohammed, run one of Oak Park’s best known restaurants for Middle Eastern food, the Jerusalem Café. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

12/09/2011

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Man Dies After Falling Down Stairs At Restaurant

An intoxicated 71-year-old man died Friday night after falling down the stairs at a popular Northwest Side restaurant.

11/20/2011

This surveillance photo shows the armed robbery of a west suburban McDonald's. (Oak Brook Police)

Suspect Charged In Robbery Of McDonald’s Near Company Headquarters

Authorities in Oak Brook have arrested and charged a boy in the robbery of the upscale flagship McDonald’s restaurant at company headquarters.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

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Taxi Crashes Into Wicker Park Restaurant, 2 Hurt

A taxi cab crashed through the window of a Wicker Park restaurant on Thursday, injuring two customers of the restaurant.

11/03/2011

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Popular Brunch Spot Near Loyola Closes Its Doors

A popular brunch and dinner spot on Granville Avenue in Edgewater has closed its doors after less than three years in business.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Some residents of the Lakeview neighborhood have said that Centro restaurant at 3819 N. Ashland Av., brought lots of noise and crime to the area and they want it gone. (Credit: CBS)

Lakeview Residents Want To Get Rid Of Centro Restaurant

Some residents in the Lakeview neighborhood want a new restaurant shut down. They say Centro brought noise and crime onto their street, but the restaurant says it’s being unfairly targeted.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

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New Nookies Restaurant Opens In Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Historic District

The comeback on Bryn Mawr Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood has been bolstered further with a new outpost of the Nookies restaurant chain.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Police secure the scene of a restaurant ceiling collapse Thursday night. (CBS)

4 Hurt When Light Fixture Falls At Near West Side Restaurant

Four people were hurt when a light fixture came crashing down from the ceiling at a restaurant just northwest of the Loop Thursday night.

09/01/2011

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Next Restaurant Creates Online Community Of Foodies

If you get a table at Next, you definitely deserve congratulations. Chef Grant Achatz’s restaurant with business partner Nick Kokonas is one of Chicago’s toughest reservations – diners have to sign up at the restaurant’s website to buy tickets.

06/15/2011

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Man Stabbed In West Woodlawn Restaurant

A man was sent to the hospital this morning, after being stabbed in the leg during an argument at a West Woodlawn neighborhood restaurant.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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Alinea Takes No. 6 Among World’s Best Restaurants

Chicago’s Alinea has won a new distinction, this time as the highest-ranked U.S. eatery on the list of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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New Achatz Restaurant ‘Next’ Opens To Much Fanfare

It was the hottest ticket in town last night – the opening of a new restaurant by acclaimed Chicago chef Grant Achatz.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

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Glenview Restaurant Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzlement

A former waitress trusted by the family that owns the popular Hackney’s restaurants in Glenview is charged with embezzling more than $186,000 from one of the restaurants.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

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Earwax Cafe Back Open Again

The Earwax Café in Wicker Park is back open again, after announcing plans to close permanently on Feb. 28 after 21 years in business.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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Items From Pump Room To Go Up For Auction

Chicagoans can own a piece of local history when fixtures from the famed Pump Room go on the auction block this coming Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

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