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John Pletz

John Pletz

Technology reporter | Crain’s Chicago Business | Class of 1990

The address has changed a few times since the late ’80s, but John Pletz has the same hankering for Papa Del’s now that he did during his undergrad days at Illinois.

Back then, the Crain’s Chicago Business reporter says, “the original Papa Del’s at Wright and Healey” was a frequent stop.

“Even though it’s moved a couple of times, I try to stop in when I’m back in town. The last time was with my kids. There was a long wait for tables, and we needed to get back on the road. So we ordered the pizza to go and ate it in the car.

“Now, no visit to the U of I is complete without a stop at Papa Del’s.”

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