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LINCOLNWOOD, IL-The Purple Hotel here, built in the early 1960s by the Hyatt company, is to be demolished today in order to make room for a mixed-use project.

A host of village officials and other dignitaries were expected to watch a wrecking ball do its work on the storied Purple Hotel that hosted such celebrity guests as Perry Como, Roberta Flack and Barry Manilow. More than six years ago the hotel went into disrepair and the village eventually obtained a court order to demolish the hotel.

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