Ruling on Lincoln Mall closure postponed

A ruling  on shutting down Lincoln Mall was postponed this afternoon.

The Village of Matteson asked a judge to shut down the due to what they call dangerous conditions that threaten the health and safety of shoppers and employees.
Cook County judge Thomas Condon set another hearing for August 15, and ordered mall owner Michael Kohan to post $100,000 cash and submit plans for repairs to the court.

Officials say the mall has more than 25 fire, safety and building code violations, including exposed electrical wiring, a dismantled fire sprinkler system, blocked fire exits and a crumbling roof and facade.
Two business owners from the mall tell WGN reports of the conditions inside the mall are being blown out of proportion.  They also say the lawsuit is the result of a power struggle between the owners of the  mall in New York and the village.

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