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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 06:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 07:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 02:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
local guy April 15, 2014 at 07:33 am
DJ your analogy with the people that live by Ohare airport is spot on, some people in Bluestone feelRead More the need to bitch and moan everytime a business tries to open up in that mall area. The mall area that was there before those homes went up by the way. They have also complained in the past about the route 30 construction non stop as if they were the only ones affected. Not aiming this at the entire subdivision, I do feel that there is a majority on their homeowners association that give the area a bad name. Just my experience.
Bob Laird April 15, 2014 at 09:04 am
sitting in santuccis across from midway years back there was an old fart whining about the noise. IRead More asked how long he had lived there. He said he moved in in 1956. I explained that the airport had been there since 1923
New Lenox Mom April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
Had a great experience at Bulldog, food was excellent and HOT, servers were great and friendly!Read More Would go back and will be recommending! For those complaining it was noisy.....well the noise level is about as expected in that type of environment! Looks to me like some posters would be gleeful in seeing any business fail that is over there.
New Lenox Citizen April 3, 2014 at 07:48 am
Goodwill is a joke . They take donated items and sell them for profit. None of the money goes to anyRead More charity or needy group. The CEO pays himself $600k a year while paying his employees (who are usually physically or mentally handicapped) less than minimum wage people would be better off donating items to shelters or Salvation Army
Pete DiAngi April 3, 2014 at 06:48 am
Im not really sure why we care about who sells a car to a TV personality...??????
tis me April 3, 2014 at 09:41 am
Too bad Jimmy has to pay Illinois sales tax on the truck
KMK April 11, 2014 at 08:01 pm
really Pete?? lighten up
Jimmy Fallon
Lenny Kravitz April 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Anyone but Phillips Chevrolet. I got screwed at Phillips. I picked-out a truck, put down a $200 cashRead More deposit and came back the next day to find they sold my truck to someone else. Cheeseballs.
Interested resident April 2, 2014 at 09:01 am
That is a shame Lenny Kravitz. I'm sorry to hear that. The patch says Fallon will buy the truckRead More for the rep (in quotes). My understanding is that he is going to buy a truck from the rep. He said last Friday night that he didn't want to make it that easy for the sale.
william savick April 2, 2014 at 03:35 pm
Question Lenny Kravitz; Did you get your $200. back?
Leah Bowman and her Lego resume kit.
Mikerrr April 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Who cares what reddit commenters said about it? What did potential employers say about it????
Mikerrr April 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Who cares what a bunch of reddit commenters have to say about it? What did potential EMPLOYERSRead More have to say about her idea?
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Barb March 26, 2014 at 02:50 pm
There is one on every corner anyway! Shouldn't hurt them to close a few.
JusticeLeague March 26, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Barb - I was just going to write the same thing! They spent how much money remodeling and buildingRead More new stores in the past year, now they have to close. What a waste! CVS will take over the stores they close, I'm sure.
Tracy George-Levine Moorman March 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm
What about all these people that are going to lose their jobs, how insensitive!
John March 20, 2014 at 12:29 am
Harry, what does your comment have to do with the Meijer article? You've been sniffing too much gunRead More powder.
The Sleeper March 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Meijer had a St Joes blowout sale ya know....
BKM March 23, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Easy on Vicky. These are some great NUMBERS of job being made available, but far from beingRead More raise-your-family jobs. I read between the lines.
James P. McMahon March 19, 2014 at 08:03 pm
Great idea. Let's ban tobacco and legalize marijuana. Makes sense to me!
Garrett Fifer March 23, 2014 at 05:27 pm
To all the people making the, "But they also sell alcohol!" argument. You must not beRead More aware that alcohol kills only a small fraction of people when compared to tobacco. According to the CDC, excessive alcohol consumption (key-word being excessive) leads to 88,000 deaths annually; while tobacco is responsible for 480,000 (almost a half-million) deaths annually. Furthermore, alcohol can be safely consumed in moderation without a large risk of addiction or cancer. In fact, alcohol (especially red wine) has health benefits. Tobacco has not one single health benefit and the most common outcome of consuming it is addiction, chronic illness, and shortened life expectancy. Tobacco companies profit off addiction. So please, take your uneducated comparisons elsewhere.
Greg Alan March 24, 2014 at 09:48 am
Not arguing here, about the facts of tobacco, and how it kills people. Not comparing alcohol, toRead More tobacco, & which 'drug' kills MORE people. People make CHOICES to buy these items. People also choose to drink irresponsibly, and kill, injure, & affect families, when they choose to DRINK & DRIVE! Smokers affect their own health! Which is more evil? I agree with Tony!
Concerned March 8, 2014 at 09:23 am
Who cares about noodle and co? You would think the village of Frankfort who is all about imagineRead More would find a classier business for the most prestigious intersection in our town. It's like we live in Orland park. As for the parking it's a joke. The village stuff is doing a terrible job of planning and Devolopment. More empty store fronts throughout and now they are guys houses in downtown and tearing them down, but for what? You can no longer buy an affordable house in downtown Frankfort thanks to a staff that lives in Naperville. The village needs to stay out of the Devolopment game. Because they are awful at it. Paid over 2 million to buy, tear down fox lumber to put up a really dumb and ugly women's clothing shop. They sold a historic building (old police department) to a company a village trustee works for for less then $300,000. And waived all the building permits and fees. They bought a house surrounded by residential, tore it down and are going to change it to commercial, I'm sure the neighborhood just lives that. Get real Frankfort.
Amy B H March 10, 2014 at 08:27 am
I agree with CONCERNED that our village should not be in the business of planning and development.Read More Aurelio's didn't come back to downtown for a reason. Our village makes it difficult for business owners! We have a Subway and a Starbucks with no where to park. No room for a drive through! Stupid! The village won't let the Frankfort Walgreen's have an outdoor Netflix rental box for customers because it "looks bad". Yet, New Lenox does. The businesses along RT 30 in New Lenox is amazing. Good for the businesses and for the people of New Lenox. Meanwhile, we have nothing but a stuck in the 60's downtown and nowhere else seems to matter. Apparently some don't care about fixing the empty plaza problems. How about a nice high end outdoor mall like Oakbrook along RT 30? No reason to come to Frankfort to shop or to eat in my opinion. That's why we all go to Orland or New Lenox or elsewhere. Snobby and poor planning mentality of Frankfort. Harris Bank downtown empty for years! Care about ALL parts of Frankfort!! Get some real planners and developers hired.
DJK March 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Waaaay tooooo much going on in a space not designed for it. How about the parking lot maze aroundRead More that area? Between Marianos, McDonalds, Walgreens and now Noodles, it should be interesting!! Poor planning. Never should have been built around the McDonalds. If we built a road & traffic signals for Marianos, I'm sure a deal could have been cut to build a McDonalds in a different location!! Talk about dining places, ever wonder why Enricos has not built a new place yet?
Jordan S. Zoot March 5, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Given all of the things I have to worry about today I am sure glad that tainted nuts isn't one ofRead More them.
Oliver P. McCracken March 6, 2014 at 09:33 am
I thought folks were complaining that The Patch no longer had an editor? If there is no editor, thenRead More who deleted my nuts-&-taint-tainted remark?
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Haha. I prefer this thread. Very nice.
local guy March 4, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Baron is a great guy and a real asset to the community! We'll be there tonight.
Lenny Kravitz March 4, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Kiss your kids every day and tell them you love them. Now, go BEAT this thing, little BellaRead More (beautiful).
Amanda Chevalier March 4, 2014 at 06:44 pm
It's amazing to see Culvers this busy for such a great cause! Thoughts and prayers to the family
Dedication of new pet rescue adoption center at Alsip Home & Nursery.
Pat Cannon February 25, 2014 at 04:38 pm
post a story about an animal , and watch the comments roll in...post a story about something alongRead More the lines of how our government is now controlled by wall street and global banks , no longer "We The People " and they do it ALL on your dime.. you get crickets!! or 2 guys, one Left n one Right talking trash about how great there side is, our Government love those 2 Idiots, keep it up, just don't wake up..
Ed February 25, 2014 at 08:19 pm
^^ Pat Cannon++ . I couldn't have said it better myself.
P February 27, 2014 at 04:15 pm
I found out the answer, they are still selling birds, reptiles, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice,Read More etc. This is really unfortunate to hear, especially since Alsip is touting the word "rescue" everywhere. So they still don't give a shite about animals or "saving" them, this is just a way to attempt to get back some of the people who refused to shop there because of the puppy mills. They're still selling milled animals who live though neglectful conditions, only to be sold at impulse for 8 year-old Bobby who wants a rabbit, but stops caring for it after 3 months and the parents throw it outside to die because the rabbit is spraying everything and they don't want to care for it either.