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Judge gives Lincoln Mall owner one week to come up with plan for repairs


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A Cook County judge on Thursday gave the owner of Lincoln Mall in south suburban Matteson one week to come up with a plan for making needed repairs to the 40-year-old structure.

Judge Thomas Condon heard from attorneys representing the village who want the shopping mall closed immediately, and attorneys recently hired by Michael Kohan, a New York-based developer who purchased the mall last year for $150,000 – with promises he would renovate the structure significantly.

Village officials who filed a lawsuit earlier this week to force the closing of the mall, said Kohan has shown them nothing but sketches and vague plans for a renovation.

Anthony Licata, a Chicago-based attorney hired by Matteson government to handle the lawsuit, said that Condon scheduled another court hearing for Aug. 15 in his courtroom in the Cook County Sixth District Courthouse… Please click here to read Gregory Tejeda’s full story in the Times.

For previous stories, please click here to read Casey Toner’s story in the Southtown Star, here for Phil Kadner’s article in the Southtown Star, or related reeports on CBS Chicago,  WGN News or NWI Times. For updates, click here.

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