Comings & Goings: Back to Bed Opens New Tinley Store

Orland Park-based Charter Fitness is giving free gym passes to any member of the military on short-term leave from active duty.

Chicago-area retailer Back to Bed has just opened a new store at 15970 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park in the former Blockbuster store. The store marks the company’s return to Tinley Park after pulling out of the Brookside Marketplace earlier this year.

For information, call 708-781-4346 or visit Back to Bed's website.

New York & Company Open Again in Orland

Women’s clothing retailer is open again at in its newly remodeled store on the upper level Sears Court. The store held its official reopening on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

For information, call (708) 349-2088 or visit New York & Company's site.

Sam Maguire’s to be Sold at Auction

The former Sam Maguire’s Traditional Irish Pub, which , will be sold at a court-ordered judicial sale in Chicago on June 8.

“All the parties involved wanted to move this sale along,” said Michael Coughlin, an attorney with Burke & Handley, who is handling the case.

A foreclosure lawsuit was filed by State Bank of Countryside in September 2011 against the popular Orland Park restaurant at 39 Orland Square Drive. The bank was seeking more than .

Sam Maguire’s had been for sale months before it closed with an asking price of $2.7 million. The property is still listed at online realty websites as for sale with an asking price of $2.2 million.

Whitey’s Dairy Palace Open for the Season

Whitey’s Dairy Palace is open again at 16860 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park with a menu of ice cream and hot dogs.

Free Sandwiches Today at Chick-fil-A

in Orland Park will be handing out free chicken sandwiches from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the eatery’s Original Chicken Sandwich Dinner Party.

Amphitheater to Host Business After Hours

and Live Nation will host a Business After Hours and Open House from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday for members of the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce. RSVP to 312-540-2180 or via email to chicagovip@livenation.com.

Charter Fitness Offers Free Passes to Military

is giving free gym passes to any member of the military on short-term leave from active duty.

The Orland Park-based fitness chain also is waiving joining fees for locally-based members of the military and their spouses and children. This deal also applies to local police and firefighters and their families.

Service personnel home on leave need only present their IDs and leave papers to qualify for the free passes, which are good for the duration of their leave and entitle them to full use of Charter Fitness locations.

For information and locations, visit Charter Fitness online.

RoccoVino’s Grand Opening

, which opened to the public on May 7, will hold its ribbon cutting and grand opening at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at its new home at 11255 W. 143rd St. For information, call the at 708-349-2972.

Orland Township Job Fair

is hosting Tuesday, May 22, at the township activity center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.

Companies scheduled to attend include Western and Southern Financial Group, Home Instead Senior Care, , Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Bridgestone Retail Operations, , Avon, Cintas, , Chiro One Wellness Centers, Corn Products International, Plastipak Packaging, Governors State University, Prudential Insurance, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Pace Suburban Bus Company, Express, , All State Insurance, Rodan and Field Dermotologists and Farmers Insurance Group.

Business attire is required and attendants should bring updated resumes.

For information, visit Orland Township's Job Fair listing online. Employers interested in participating should call 708-403-4222.

CUB to Pay Lucky Someone’s Electric Bill

The Citizens Utility Board announced on Earth Day that one out of every 10 families who sign up for the consumer group’s free online energy bill-cutting service, CUBenergysaver.com, will have their electric bills for the month of April paid, up to $150.

CUBenergysaver.com was launched in June 2010 as a partnership between CUB and New York City-based Efficiency 2.0. Since then, the tool has helped consumers trim their gas and electric bills by an average of $130 a year by recommending hundreds of personalized energy-saving actions.

Efficiency 2.0 has offered to cover the April electric bill, up to $150, for one out of every 10 consumers who join CUB Energy Saver before June 1. Join at www.CUBenergysaver.com/earth.

“Protecting the planet starts at your doorstep,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said in a release. “CUB Energy Saver proves that there are hundreds of ways to cut costs and reduce energy waste. It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s what Earth Month is all about.”

CUB Energy Saver links to a household's Commonwealth Edison account to track actual reductions in energy waste. It then rewards those reductions with points — two for every kilowatt-hour saved — that can be redeemed for shopping and restaurant discounts. The tool works for all residential electric consumers, including those who have signed up for alternative electric suppliers.

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