CHICAGO (CBS) — Police raided a popular pizza restaurant on Wednesday morning, assisting the Illinois Department of Revenue with an unspecified criminal investigation, sources told CBS 2.

Investigators outside Parlor Pizza in Wicker Park. (Credit: David Shapiro)

Chicago police officers and employees with the city’s building department were taking pictures inside the Parlor Pizza restaurant, 405 N. Dearborn.

Investigators were also at the restaurant’s Wicker Park location, 1824 W Division St and the West Loop location,  108 N. Green. Agents were seen sitting inside the West Loop shop with stacks of boxes, CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reports.

Employees who showed up to work in River North are locked out and had no idea what was going on, CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported.

Investigators outside Parlor Pizza in Wicker Park. (Credit: David Shapiro)


In a statement, the Illinois Department of Revenue said: “In the event of potential violations of the Illinois Tax Act and related offenses, our Bureau of Criminal Investigations will investigate potential violations. The Illinois Department of Revenue cannot comment on ongoing investigations, however, or their existence.”

An official with Chicago’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department have active, applicable licenses and “are in good standing.” The Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was not part of today’s action.

An attorney for Pizza Parlor declined to comment.

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