The days are numbered for the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood. The (in)famous hotel was closed for business in 2007 after quite a colorful history. According to wikipedia:
"Its parking lot was where mobster Allen Dorfman died from an assassin's gunfire in 1983. The crime has never been solved. The Purple Hotel was built in 1960 by the Hyatt Corp. and was originally called the Lincolnwood Hyatt House. Well-known Chicago pianist, Myles Greene, who now performs at Tuscany's in Oak Brook, was the first performer to open in the hotel 40 years ago. After it was a Hyatt, it became a Radisson, and finally a Ramada. Since 2004, it has been independent, simply calling itself by the name locals have used for years: the "Purple Hotel." The name came about because of the building's distinctive purple facade, somewhat radical for earth-toned suburbia. "
"The shuttered hotel at 4500 W. Touhy Ave. is unsafe and in violation of more than three dozen building code regulations, including the failure to dispose of garbage and exterminate insects and rodents, according to a complaint the village filed March 9 in Cook County Circuit Court.
Lincolnwood is asking a judge to order the property’s owner, Village Resorts Inc., to demolish the building or repair the violations at the 293-room hotel, which closed in January 2007.
Another alternative, according to the suit, is to let the village raze the building and hand Lincolnwood-based Village Resorts the bill. "
Either way, it looks as if the hotel’s days are numbered. The building is on the market, and any buyer is likely to knock it down and redevelop the site for another use. "