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Spanish Daily Journal
     January 13, 2020      #41-13 sdj
Longtime Kankakee business owner Norm Graham, who said he hasn't left for a lunch in 10 years, said he's looking forward to cooking dinner for his wife, and maybe taking her out for lunch come May 1 when the building is set to be sold.

Time to retire: Norm Graham, 85, selling his

Hora de retirarse: Norm Graham, 85, vendiendo su

KANKAKEE — Even Norm Graham cannot run a business forever.

But he certainly gave it a try.

Following a 30-year career in Kankakee selling furniture and manufacturing lighting, Graham is selling his city-based business, Graham Furniture, 189 W. Court St.

“He said it’s time for him to relax and watch the squirrels,” said his granddaughter, Jessica Ogryzek, a 2004 graduate of Herscher High School who now lives in Lake Villa. “I’ve told him now that he has some time, he can come and visit. It’s nice to know he’s going to have some free ...

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Norm Graham returns to building furniture after finishing lunch Friday afternoon at his store, Graham Furniture, on West Court Street. After 30 years of business in Kankakee, Graham will retire this year with his building set to be sold May 1.
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