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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:02 AM
  • NAPERVILLE - My Chef Catering is preparing to celebrate its 25th year in business this September. While the gourmet deli was popular, the upscale catering business recorded substantial sales growth annually and eventually became the focal point of the operation. 
  • TINLEY PARK - Hundreds of people attended the first Chicago Southwest Hospitality Expo Thursday at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The Daily Herald Business Ledger hosted the expo in an effort to highlight the hospitality industry and inform guests about what the area has to offer. 
  • ROLLING MEADOWS - Bigby's Pour House, a craft beer bar in Addison, will open a Rolling Meadows site next month at 1649 Algonquin Road, the former site of Caribou Coffee. 

  • VERNON HILLS - American  Hotel  Register  Company,  a hospitality  supply company, announced  Avendra  LLC  has  selected  the  company  as  its  preferred  rooms  distribution  partner. 
  • DuPage County CVB website gets a facelift
    OAK BROOK – The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched a redesigned, DuPage County’s official tourism website. 
  • ROSEMONT -- A renovation project at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont could cost as much as $5.6 million, officials said. 
  • Fundraising key to historic Antioch Theatre’s future
    ANTOICH -- The new owner of the historic Antioch Theatre said he’s racing against time to raise enough money to add needed digital equipment and make building renovations to reopen the business. 
  • Berkshire Partners to buy Portillo’s

    OAK BROOK --  Portillo Restaurant Group Inc. confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to sell its restaurant chain to Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm in Boston.

  • Loews to buy InterContinental O’Hare hotel in Rosemont
    ROSEMONT -- New York-based Loews Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Loews Corp., said Monday it has agreed to purchase the 556-room InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. The acquisition is expected to close in late July. 
  • The reality: West Dundee eatery struggling despite Food Network backing
    WEST DUNDEE -- Buoyed by the exposure the Taco in a Bag  fast food restaurant received on “Food Court Wars” on the Food Network in March, business at its new Spring Hill Mall location boomed. But as the months passed by, foot traffic slowed and the duo were left, literally, holding the bag.  
  • Des Plaines Theatre owner to review 2 takeover pitches
    DES PLAINES -- The owner of the shuttered Des Plaines Theatre will meet with city officials today to review two proposals from those who may be interested in purchasing or managing the historic venue. 
  • East Dundee plans restaurant row for downtown
    EAST DUNDEE -- The  next redevelopment stage of East Dundee's business district is under way as village board members began leasing the eastern half of the Doederlein Lumber Company, with a goal of creating a "restaurant row" in the district. 
  • Reality show-winning  eatery to appear on TV again
    WEST DUNDEE -- Taco in a Bag, the "Food Court Wars" winner that's been serving up its namesake at Spring Hill Mall since March, returns to the media spotlight with an upcoming debut on "Chicago's Best." 
  • Rosemont convention center could get smoking ban exemption
    ROSEMONT -- The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center could get a temporary exemption in the state smoking ban that would allow it to host a tobacco industry trade show next year. 
  • SCHAUMBURG -- The long paralyzed growth of the hospitality industry in Schaumburg will break its shackles this summer as construction gets under way on four new hotels.
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