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Carvana tower in Skokie put on hold after Illinois suspends dealer's state license

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The village of Skokie is telling Carvana it cannot build a proposed 14-story car vending tower, just three months after the project won approval from village trustees.In a letter to Carvana, Village officials said they would not approve construction and building permits for the tower, after the state suspended Carvana's license to sell vehicles in Illinois, "due to its practice of delivering cars with out-of-state temporary plates to Illinois residents and delaying the transfer of title for the car to the Illinois purchaser in a timely manner."The used car seller had planned to build a 14-story glass...
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Anime Central 2022 to Require Masks in Certain Areas, Events

Masks required at guest/panelist events, dances, exhibit hall. Staff will be enforcing masks in these areas. The convention is still strongly recommending that its attendees wear masks. ACen staff announced on Monday that this year's convention will no longer require masks, COVID-19 vaccination, or negative COVID-19 tests. Staff claimed that...

Heritage-Crystal Clean Inks 39,000 SF Office Lease at Bell Works Chicagoland

HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (HCC) has signed an 11-year office lease for 39,000 square feet at Bell Works Chicagoland in Hoffman Estates. The company is the property’s largest tenant to date. HCC plans to move its team of 180 workers from its longtime home in Elgin to Bell Works Chicagoland in August. The publicly traded environmental products and services company will occupy space on the third floor. NELSON Worldwide will design the office. Sven Sykes of Colliers represented HCC in the lease, while Steve Kling of Colliers represented ownership. Bell Works Chicagoland is the redevelopment of the former AT&T campus being undertaken by New Jersey-based Somerset Development.

Illinois quick hits: Baby formula hotline, Child Labor Law signed, Oakbrook red light camera ordered down

There's an Illinois helpline for families looking to get baby formula that's in short supply around the country. The Illinois Department of Human Services is taking calls at 1-800-843-6154. State officials are urging retailers to set aside formula for low-income families that get subsidies. More information can be found at

Illinois Suspends Carvana’s Dealer License

Carvana’s dealer license is suspended in Illinois. The Illinois Secretary of State says it suspended the license of the online used car retailer after it failed to properly transfer titles on vehicles it sold. The company is also accused of misusing out-of-state temporary registration permits. The suspension comes after Carvana announced last week it is laying off 25-hundred employees nationally and cutting spending. As a result, the Village of Skokie told the company to stop work on a car vending tower in the Chicago suburb.

Portillo’s Adding A Plant-Based Hot Dog To The Menu

An Illinois restaurant chain known for its meat is putting a new alternative item on the menu. Oak Brook-based Portillo’s is adding a plant-based hot dog to the menu and calling it the “Garden Dog.” It is a play on the ideal mix of Chicago-style toppings, which is known as “dragging” a hot dog through the “garden.” Portillo’s said its garden dog links are packed with pea protein and smoked before being char-grilled at its restaurants.

Acoustic Jam: A Benefit Concert for Camp Broadcast

Camp Broadcast is taking place this June 13-16 near Chicago in Highland Park, IL. Students will have the opportunity to interview these artists on the red carpet before the show, as well as other special guests throughout the week. Plus they'll learn from veteran journalists and broadcasters and go on field trips to TV/Radio studios and professional sports press rooms. Check out our promo video - which features our profiles on The Today Show, Good Morning America & more!

Second Hand Wedding Dresses In Demand

Wedding dresses are displayed at a bridal shop in East Dundee, Ill., on Feb. 28, 2020. More brides and grooms have sustainability top of mind for their weddings as a growing contingent of climate protectors confronts an industry fraught with waste. The online resale giant Poshmark said demand for secondhand wedding dresses is at an all-time high, especially for those costing $500 or more.

Register For Bird-Watching Programs This Summer!

Enjoy the changing seasons as we hike, look, and listen for the birds inhabiting our forest preserves, this summer. Forest Preserve District naturalists will cover basic bird identification skills and share a few interesting stories along the way during “Summer Bird Watching.”. The Forest Preserve District will be offering...

Carvana must halt Skokie tower after state suspends dealer’s license

Carvana, the decade-old used car dealer that said last week that it would lay off thousands of workers, hit a roadblock in its plans to build a signature glass-curtained car vending tower in Illinois. The village of Skokie, which approved the building on Feb. 22, told Carvana in a letter...

2022 Tulip bulb ‘giveaway’ set for Friday, May 20, near Main Street Promenade

Above / Beautiful tulips along the Riverwalk near Aurora Avenue and in other planters throughout downtown may be finished for the season, but folks have a chance to take 10 bulbs to plant on their own for next spring. For 2022, Naperville Park District is collaborating with the Downtown Naperville Alliance and the City of Naperville to provide bulbs for free.

Bicyclist killed in DeKalb car crash

DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO) — A bicyclist has reportedly died after being hit by an Audi on Shabbona Grove Road Tuesday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 8:25 p.m., east of Leland Road. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and the victim’s identification is being withheld pending next […]