Franklin Park approves tax credit for Al Gelato to expand operations in village

This story originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 8th, 2017

By Alex V. Hernandez

Franklin Park officials have granted Al Gelato a tax credit to expand its operations within the village.

Mike Hahn runs Al Gelato alongside his business partner, Paula DiNardo, out of a set of manufacturing and storage spaces at 9133 Belden Ave. in the village. Earlier this year, Al Gelato was looking for a new location because its current location was beginning to strain under the volume of its manufacturing and storage needs — specifically, that its dry storage, cold storage and manufacturing area are spread out over three buildings, which are...

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

It's hard to beat the classics, and we recommend pairing these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with our Italian Vanilla Gelato. Add a glass of milk and you've got a great snack or dessert! Thank you to Sylvia who entered this recipe in a recent recipe contest we sponsored! 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


  • 1.5 cups of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups uncooked oats
  • 12 ounces, chocolate chips


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Kelsey, an aspiring baker from Illinois, submitted this recipe as part of recent recipe contest we held. She likes to bake this recipe and make what she calls "Clean Chocolate Cookie and Gelato Sandwiches.  When you see the ingredient list, you'll see why she calls these a clean bake!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Recipe


  • 2/3 +1/3 C almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4...
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