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NORRIDGE — A good ice cream treat could be just the thing as higher temperatures finally seem here to stay. A place that for six years has been celebrating the virtues of ice cream is The Sweet Oasis, at 7549 W. Montrose Ave. in Norridge.
NORTHLAKE — When Sunisa Onkananuwonk opened Sala Thai restaurant on June 2, 1986, Thai food was exotic cuisine. “I still have customers from the far suburbs, Wheaton, Naperville,” said Onkananuwonk, who goes by “Su.” “They didn’t have Thai (restaurants) yet.”
FRANKLIN PARK — The expression on David Ruiz’ face said it all when he walked into Armanetti’s Wine and Spirits last month a few days after playing Powerball.
FRANKLIN PARK — There still is soot on a few rolls of wire and a couple of boxes in the mezzanine of H&H Electric in Franklin Park. The soot is scarcely noticeable amidst the fresh paint and new-building smell at 2830 Commerce Street.
Hostess Brands LLC said Monday it will open bakeries in Schiller Park and Indianapolis in its effort to bring back some of its snack brands.
FRANKLIN PARK — Japan’s fashions have arrived in Franklin Park. A Franklin Park consignment gallery, Mysterious & Reassuring, held its first annual Elegant Gothic Lolita fashion show last weekend.
FRANKLIN PARK — A recent survey shows manufacturing jobs have decreased in Franklin Park. The drop recorded between November 2011 and November 2012 was measured by Evanston-based Manufacturers’ News, which interviews every manufacturer in the country each year.
Aaron Grant of Elk Grove sold electronics at a department store for five years but now is looking for more of a “career position.” “I’d rather do something where you’re not in the same place everyday,” Grant said.
BENSENVILLE — In December 2011, Richard Wells and Lora Yowell got a call from their employer in Toronto. The Canadian couple had been moved to Bensenville in October 2009 to run a retail business for aviation enthusiasts.
Gas prices have jumped in the Chicago area, and there is very little relief in sight. The average price of regular unleaded gas in the Chicago metro area is $3.93, up 10 cents from a week ago and 51 cents from a month ago, according to AAA.