The Purple Hotel is located at the corner of Lincoln and Touhy Avenues.


4500 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712


We have tried to collect as many articles as we can from the web to keep you updated and informed of what is going on regarding the Purple Hotel.

Lincolnwood's derided....

Jonathan Bullington | Jan. 22, 2012

Its history is as colorful as the garish paint covering the exterior walls — speckled with musicians and athletes, a suspected mob hit,..

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Owner wants to reopen Hotel

By Natasha Wasinski | Jan. 17, 2012

The recent sale of its mortgage notes may very well be the Purple Hotel’s saving grace. Jake Weiss of Skokie-based Weiss Properties....

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Battle Ensues for Control

by Robert Carr | Jan. 13, 2012

The Purple Hotel continues its infamy, as the buyer for the loan on the property has been stymied by the owner filing

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Could 'Purple' reign again?

by Lee Bey | Jan. 11, 2012

A North Shore developer seeks to preserve and redevelop Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel--provided he can stop ....

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A Renaissance in Repurposing..

Thomas Stone | Jan. 11, 2012

Since the collapse of the U.S. housing market and subsequent economic downturn, homes and businesses have become....

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Podolsky Northstar negotiates sale

By REjournals.com | Jan. 11, 2012

Months after it was retained as exclusive agent, Riverwoods, Ill.-based  has negotiated....

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Developer Wants To Restore

By CBS Chicago | Dec 29, 2011

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — The demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood has been anticipated for nearly five years,..

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Purple heart: Fond investor wants

By Ryan Ori | Dec 23, 2011

(Crain's) Long live the Purple Hotel. So says a Skokie investor who plans to rehab and preserve the shuttered inn at Touhy and...

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Purple Hotel owner files Chapter 11

By Ryan Ori | Dec 21, 2011

(Crain's) — The long-running saga of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood took a new twist Wednesday when its owner filed for bankruptcy...

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Plans Moving Ahead To

CBS Chicago | Nov 17, 2011

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Demolition and redevelopment are one step closer for a long-vacant Lincolnwood Hotel with a colorful..

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The Purple Hotel and the

By Whet Moser | Oct 17, 2011

Robert Powers, who runs the excellent chronicle of Chicago's midcentury architecture A Chicago Sojourn, has....

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Purple Hotel on the Wane

a chicago sojourn | Oct 17, 2011

The unmistakable, can't-miss-it building at the corner of Touhy and Lincoln has housed a number of different hotel chains over the...

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The Purple Hotel

By Ken Fager| May 6, 2011

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'Purple' razed?

By Lee Bay | May 5, 2011

The days appear numbered for Lincolnwood's aptly-named Purple Hotel. Village attorneys won the right to demolish the shuttered..

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Hotel Likely to Come Down

By James Langton | Feb 10, 2011

It was once an elegant hotel, then a notorious party spot. Now the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood is set for demolition. A Cook County....

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The Eyesore...

By Chris Bentley | Jan 4, 2011

Perhaps the most recognizable building in Lincolnwood is also the village's biggest headache. After 45 years in business, the.....

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