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Bill Smit April 19, 2014 at 09:34 am
I own a small business in Woodridge IL. The amount of credit card fraud has here has increased tenRead More fold over last year. I have to tell you that the card owner doesn't get burned, the card issuer don't either, nor does the company you hire to process and approve the cards. It's the local merchant where the card was used. Online ordering is the worst. The big banks say you didn't swipe a card, so you're liable, even though it was approved by that same bank at the time of purchase. If this keeps up, I'll have to go backwards in time and shut down online ordering. So much for a cashless society.
JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 10:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 05:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 06:34 am
Yeah right another Soros flunkie whining about the success of others.
The Sleeper April 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Jealous people suck.
jim April 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
you sure
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.
NL4LIFE April 15, 2014 at 05:47 am
So far all I read was food was cold and overpriced drinks.
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 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.
Dan February 21, 2014 at 06:52 am
beggers sucks, fasanos in justice is bettet
Dan February 21, 2014 at 06:53 am
NANCY GRACE February 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Connies, Ginos east, Giordanos should be considered
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