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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.
Running55 April 17, 2014 at 08:07 am
Yes because Boston has such low taxes being that's located in such a conservative state
Richard H Heineman Jr April 17, 2014 at 10:26 am
My educated guess is that the company is moving to where the new CEO wants to live. This is aRead More company that is on the edge of viability. I doubt that it will be independent in the long run.
Stuart Senescu April 17, 2014 at 04:21 pm
I'd bet Heineman is right. Look at all the companies along 294/Lake Cook road. Its not like theyRead More have a thousand employees at their hdq. Y'don't think they could have moved to that suburb near Deerfield, I believe its called Chicago, to improve recruiting? This is not unusual for CEOs to move staff offices for their personal benefit.
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.
David April 15, 2014 at 09:37 am
Leave Deerfield with loss of tax revenue and all those employees without jobs? That's theRead More Walgreen's shareholders for you--on the corner of Greed...and Gluttony!
forest barbieri April 15, 2014 at 11:49 am
@David As a stakeholder in the community, albeit Highland Park, where I have no doubt severalRead More employee's live, I have empathy for your comments. As a business person and shareholder, not of Walgreen's, I understand the thought process. Shareholders are not philanthropic in nature and they buy stakes to make MONEY! With Walgreen's expanding into Europe and taking over Europe's largest Drug Chain, this is not an idea without merit. Look at Apple, they manufacture in China and keep much of their profits outside of the USA for one simple reason, taxes! They have more money outside of the United States than most countries have in their treasuries. Are they bad guys? Un-American? Home wreckers? On the contrary, they take advantage of taxation laws to minimize taxes and maximize capital. With so many M&A's of overseas companies by US firms, it is both logical and sensible to have stashes overseas that multiply by not being subject to US Taxes. Perhaps it is our tax policies that need the test of greed and gluttony or more likely waste and inefficiency.
David April 16, 2014 at 07:15 am
Well-stated, Forest.
David Greenberg April 17, 2014 at 12:02 am
I'm surprised Fudruckers has lasted as long in that location as it has. Ever since the ClaveyRead More Road/Skokie Valley Road/41 light got yanked and a bridge put in, they've been in a location that is sort of difficult to get to... The corner they're going to has a much higher traffic count, so that's probably factoring into their decision along with the fact that we're looking at a referendum for D112 after just boosting things for D113...
Walter White April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
Yes thanks for your support of that.
forest barbieri April 17, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Interesting that they have survived given their location, the state of their interior and their farRead More from healthy menu. That means there must be some die hard Fudrockers out there that support it. With the development of Dundee & Skokie their traffic count will skyrocket. A new facility that doesn't have 10 year old grease everywhere will bring a number of people that likely never tried them before.
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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Stu Pidasso March 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm
We the taxpayers are going to take a big hit, due to others buying with their emotions instead ofRead More practicality....
Stuart Senescu March 27, 2014 at 05:48 pm
The community supported the theater for decades. But the theater did not keep up with the times. ItRead More got older and older and the owners did not improve and modernize the facility. When Renaissance theater opened the difference was obvious. Yes the HP theater was less expensive but I doubt the HP/Lake Forest/Glencoe/Deerfield market was so sensitive to price that a couple of bucks difference was sufficient to keep the HP theater above break-even. There's a reason you don't see too many 25 year old cars on the road. If the maintenance budget is to benefit current occupants of the greater building site, I approve. Hopefully with empty stores around town current tenants can find alternate space so the sale of the whole building won't be held up.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 12:50 am
What would it cost to simply condemn the entire property, terminate the leases of the other tenants,Read More and not spend a cent on it?
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FreshFace March 26, 2014 at 08:13 am
What a great idea for downtown Northbrook and a farm to table restaurant is perfect!
susan crampton March 26, 2014 at 09:16 am
I'm so pleased to see this. Northbrook needs more local restaurants. Can't wait.
jmw2323 March 26, 2014 at 10:29 am
looking forward to dining here. Downtown Northbrook needs all the help it can get.
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 09:05 pm
Only 4 percent of adults and 4 percent of children suffer peanut allergies ...
Vicky Kujawa March 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm
If someone was allergic to nuts they would not be able to be on this board lol!
Diana Flores March 21, 2014 at 01:16 pm
wow I can't believe that only one piece of candy had a peanut out of the 24 candies in the box!
AK March 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Benny, LF chef who talks with space aliens will survive after 18 months as he will eventually learnRead More how to attract Highland Park cougars. But 18 months bet for LF millionaire makes sense. His brain is filled with gluten free anyways, so he has to lose fast and pull out of here
AK March 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Gluten Free is not equal Vegan. Free range chicken is not organic. Metal giraffes do not eat grass.Read More
Shira Gurfinkel March 21, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Correct. Really difficult to go to restaurants where Vegan is not a specific option and you'reRead More asking the kitchen to prepare something for you. It's so much more than just whether something has egg, dairy, meat or poultry in it. There are sauces or specific kinds of sugars… are things prepared in the same pans or fryers as non-vegan items? Just much safer to go to places that focus on vegan options. But that's just me, I'm a bit strict. And it's really sort of unfair to go to a restaurant, that that is not their forte, and expect them to cater to you.
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.
Deborah February 21, 2014 at 08:44 am
I had to hound them for my pay from a deal 1 year ago
Meshephelous February 21, 2014 at 09:34 am
What is the Patch? A PR repair service for local businesses?
Fernando February 19, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Article is good-you both are mind numbing!
Joki2 February 20, 2014 at 07:02 am
Not a secret anymore!!!!!!
Citizen Sane March 21, 2014 at 06:53 am
I choose to thank you right now. Bam.
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Photo Credit: Home Depot
CHISEL February 15, 2014 at 09:32 am
The 95th and Pulaski store should fire everyone and start over.
mark February 15, 2014 at 10:51 am
Abigail how do you understand the affordable care act when the government doesn't even understand itRead More did you write it admitted it you want the government to take care of you
jim February 15, 2014 at 09:07 pm
Abigail should discuss the ACA bill with Nancy Pelosi last I heard she still doesn't know whatsRead More in it. Perhaps Abigail could give here a clue
Me February 11, 2014 at 04:26 am
[Gasp] Really?!?!?!?
AK February 11, 2014 at 11:31 am
Me, tell me the truth... do you want to talk about barbecue with aliens?
Bernard Johnson February 13, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Arthur Bryant's in KC is fantastic and I enirely agree with Jon Hall about using alder wood forRead More fish. BBQ'g salmon using alder is, well - simply outstanding / there's nothing else like it. You can find alder in some places on the North Shore [Mutual True Value on Route 22 has a very good BBQ supplies section]. BBQ'g is really pretty straight forward, you can do it on a Weber-kettle. Build up your heat source on one side of the kettle and place your meat {or fish} on the opposite side. Using one of the grill-surfaces that's hinged on both ends will allow you to add more charcoal and/or wood during the smoking process. The rule of thumb is 'low and slow', as in low heat and slowly. 225 / 235 degrees and for as long as he protein needs to be cooked to get its internal temperature right. Depending on the thickness of the cut [whether it be pork, beef, fowl or fish], the thicker the cut - the longer the process. Adding a foil disposable dish of water on the base of the kettle between the meat and the heat source can help keep the protein moist during smoking; of course, using a wash during the smoking process helps too - but, don't wash {or 'mop'} too often and do so without any sugar. If you add sugar or such like during the cooking process it's likely to burn and that's not one of the dominant flavors you want.
Sally wenger January 30, 2014 at 09:49 am
I read that their babysitter cancelled at the last minute. Given that Alinea is extremelyRead More expensive, you have to pay in advance, and it is non-refundable, what would you do?
Dan Cox January 28, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Northbrook is a good place to have a business and to live. The Village officials respect ourRead More Constutional Rights and do not pass silly laws that serve no purpose other than to get them attention from the MAIG Organization, at the expenxe of a lawsuit that the residents will have to pay for. Highland Park is dying a slow death in the business community. Retailers are moving out and opting for better places to do business. Even the resale shops are moving out and going to Deerfield. Booyah.
forest barbieri January 28, 2014 at 07:52 pm
Dan: A little melodramatic and not really accurate but I realize you are on a mission. Hey justRead More drove by Deerbrook mall and saw the new Starbucks location. First intelligent thing I have seen in over 10 years from the management there. (Deerbrook). Funny how Starbucks on the corner adds some class and piazza to an otherwise boring strip mall.
Two of Deerfield's dry cleaners, Osterman (far left) and Commons (middle), are neighbors.
Stuart Senescu January 29, 2014 at 02:34 pm
SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP The State militia consists of all able-bodied persons residing in theRead More State except those exempted by law. (Source: Illinois Constitution.) SECTION 2. SUBORDINATION OF MILITARY POWER The military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power. SO IF THE GOVERNOR SAYS 'LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS' MILITIA MEMBERS MUST OBEY. (Source: Illinois Constitution.) SECTION 3. ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT AND DISCIPLINE The General Assembly shall provide by law for the organization, equipment and discipline of the militia in conformity with the laws governing the armed forces of the United States. SO A MILITIA MEMBER CANNOT 'SELF-EQUIP' AND YOU CAN NOT BE AN INDEPENDENT MILITIA MEMBER, THE GA WILL SET UP AN ORGANIZATION...THE NATIONAL GUARD....NOT SOME GUY WITH A GUN IN HIS BELT. (Source: Illinois Constitution.) SECTION 4. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND OFFICERS (a) The Governor is commander-in-chief of the organized militia, except when they are in the service of the United States. He may call them out to enforce the laws, suppress insurrection or repel invasion. IF THE GOVERNOR DOESN'T CALL DAN, YOU AREN'T IN THE MILITIA. (b) The Governor shall commission militia officers who shall hold their commissions for such time as may be provided by law. (Source: Illinois Constitution.) SECTION 5. PRIVILEGE FROM ARREST Except in cases of treason, felony or breach of peace, persons going to, returning from or on militia duty are privileged from arrest. DAN WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR AND REPORTED ANYWHERE FOR MILITIA DUTY? (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
Tom January 29, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Stuart, I loved your first comment. I have thought the same thing. But, your secondRead More comment… Huh? This is completely irrelevant and inappropriate.
RB January 29, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Drive around and look....It is a picture of Il Forno, a barber and TWO Dry Cleaners that haveRead More businesses with one door between them as a result of the earlier redevelopment sanctioned by the Village Condo Board.