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01/04/2012 11:26 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2012

The Infamous Purple Hotel Is Coming Down (PHOTOS)

Perhaps the most recognizable building in Lincolnwood is also the village's biggest headache.

The infamous Purple Hotel can be remembered for a variety of historical events. There's the unsolved murder of convicted mobster Allen Dorfman, who was gunned down in the hotel's parking lot in 1983. Almost two decades later, Stuart Levine testified to the drug-fueled parties in the corruption trials of Tony Rezko and William Cellini. Levine told reporters that he snorted "10 lines of a potent mix of drugs" during a single sitting while at the hotel.

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