WHEELING Ill. Don Roth’s Blackhawk, a 40-year-old white-tablecloth institution here, will close after dinner service on New Year’s Eve, owner Ann Roth said Tuesday.Her announcement means an end to the Roth family’s 89-year, three-generation run in the restaurant industry that began in 1920 when her late husband Don Roth’s father Otto Roth and his brother opened Chicago’s legendary Blackhawk on Wabash Avenue. She has controlled the Wheeling restaurant since Don Roth’s death at age 90 in ...
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