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Pete’s Pizza Reopens After Incident Involving State Tax Agency

Photo courtesy of Paulina AragonBoth Chicago locations closed temporarily after an incident involving the Illinois Department of Revenue, police confirmed.

A pizzeria in Edgewater near the south end of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus closed early this week after an incident involving Illinois state tax agencies, police said.

Both Pete’s Pizza locations — 1100 W. Granville Ave., near campus, and 3737 N. Western Ave., in the North Center neighborhood — closed to the public early this week and reopened for business Thursday afternoon. Chicago Police Department (CPD) News Affairs Officer Jessica Alvarez confirmed the closing of each location had to do with a situation involving the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), a state agency in charge of collecting tax revenues and enforcing tax laws.

Terry Horstman, a spokesperson for the IDOR, couldn’t provide details on the incident due to taxpayer confidentiality laws. Pete’s Pizza’s management couldn’t be reached for comment.

Alvarez told The Phoenix CPD was providing “perimeter support” for the IDOR this week near both locations but isn’t directly involved.

Employees who answered the phones at each restaurant Thursday confirmed the location on Granville Avenue reopened at about 4 p.m. and the location on Western Avenue at about 1 p.m.

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