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Sox Bar Jimbo's Staying Open Despite Eviction Ruling

11/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The eviction fight between Jimbo's Lounge and its landlords has gone into extra innings.

The Bridgeport bar, a White Sox watering hole that bills itself as the anti-Cubby Bear, lost its eviction appeal Thursday morning when the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled 2-1 in favor of the landlords of the South Side property. That decision upholds an eviction ruling issued in April 2007 by the Cook County Circuit Court.

But Jimbo's isn't ready to call the game. Owners Jim and Joyce Levato will take their case to the Illinois Supreme Court, said their attorney, John Winters.

Jimbo's, located in the shadow of U.S. Cellular Field, will remain open until the state's high court either renders its decision or decides not to hear the case, Mr. Winters said. That process is likely to take several months, which means Jimbo's will remain open at least until the end of the season -- which, with the White Sox in the American League playoffs, could be until the end of October.

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