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‘Bun-believably excited’: New Portillo’s restaurant in Algonquin to open next week, company announces

Portillo’s 46th restaurant in Illinois will open its doors next week in Algonquin, the company announced. The fast-casual food chain is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and famous chocolate cake. The new 7,800-square-foot restaurant, located at 1801 South Randall Road near Corporate Parkway in Algonquin, officially […]

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Portillo’s in Gurnee no longer accepting cash in drive-thru after armed robbery in restaurant’s drive-thru

The Portillo’s in Gurnee is no longer accepting cash from its drive-thru customers after an employee was robbed at gunpoint in the restaurant’s drive-thru in October. Portillo’s sent an email to its Gurnee customers on Monday notifying them about the change. The restaurant, located at 6102 West Grand Avenue, said it would only accept Visa, […]

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Police capture suspect in Grayslake area manhunt who allegedly went on crime, armed robbery spree

Police have arrested a man who was wanted for fleeing from police in Grayslake — spurring a manhunt — and then allegedly stealing a car and committing multiple armed robberies. Eric J. Gatlin, 43, whose last known address was in Elgin, was being sought by police following multiple incidents in Lake County and Cook County, […]

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Grayslake police publicly identify suspect wanted in crime spree as manhunt continues

Grayslake police have publicly identified a 43-year-old man wanted in a crime spree, including an armed robbery at Portillo’s in Gurnee, as a manhunt continues for him Monday evening. Eric J. Gatlin, 43, whose last known address was in Elgin, is being sought by police following multiple incidents in Lake County and Cook County, according […]

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U.S. Marshals arrest 2nd man wanted for fatally shooting 26-year-old in parking lot near Gurnee Mills

U.S. Marshals on Friday arrested a Vernon Hills man who is the second suspect wanted in the murder of a 26-year-old Zion man that occurred in the parking lot of Portillo’s next to Gurnee Mills. Joey Gonzalez, 25, of Vernon Hills, and Jesse Zumaya, 33, of Hainesville, are both facing charges of second-degree murder, aggravated […]

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Hainesville man charged with shooting, killing 26-year-old man in parking lot near Gurnee Mills

A Hainesville man is being held on a $3 million bond after being charged in the murder of a 26-year-old Zion man that occurred in the parking lot of Portillo’s next to Gurnee Mills in November. Jesse Zumaya, 33, of Hainesville, was charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge with a […]