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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.
Gary April 14, 2014 at 04:37 pm
But Democrats keep telling us that no one moves out of Illinois because of high taxes.
Vicky Kujawa April 15, 2014 at 03:51 am
Walgreens can negotiate now......
T McQuillen April 8, 2014 at 08:37 am
Table for two! Was at Morton's in mid-January and found the food too salty. Won't go back there, soRead More here's hoping this new steak restaurant is great. Best of luck guys!
Vicky Kujawa April 9, 2014 at 07:14 am
My personal favorite is Capitol Grille. :)
Cyndi Anderson April 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Best steakhouse in Chicago is Gene&Georgetti's, and here we love Jimmy's CharHouse!
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?
Public hearings will be held in early April and early May when the City of Lake Forest will consider a proposal for a Whole Foods.
Programmer Corner March 29, 2014 at 07:01 pm
And, wow, that's going to be a big forest lost. :(
Dr. Terry March 29, 2014 at 09:27 pm
And down the road we didn't want the tax cash cow of Costco, so all the residents of MettawaRead More received a nice tax refund on there real estate tax bills. Yet, now we are considering a WF which can't keep a candle lit vs. Costco's tax revenue...makes absolutely no sense. Kind of like the west LF train station...what a waste of money to feel a need to build a structure that grandios.
Programmer Corner April 4, 2014 at 08:36 am
April 9th meeting postponed. Anyone know why and when the hearing will occur? Maybe this is why noRead More one shows up to these meetings: http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/assets/1/27/Plan_Commission_Agenda_4.9.14_Revised.pdf
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!
Loose lips March 14, 2014 at 12:50 am
The architecture of a building on Route 60 and Saunders Road should be of no import to our BuildingRead More Review Board. The inquiry should be whether this venture makes economic sense for the business venture, not whether the color of the curtains pleases the Review Board. It's not your money being spent so please keep your nose out of the details. Lake Forest government officials did a grand job of keeping Costco out of our town and tax coffers; don't try to repeat that big huge mistake.
Loose lips March 15, 2014 at 01:15 am
John Q, I think you raise good questions. My beef is that our local government should not beRead More fussing about the decor of a store located a few miles from all the box stores in Vernon. I also believe that it is up to Whole Foods to decide whether it can make a go of it in that location, not our government nor our citizens. I would think that any tax revenue is good revenue. I've yet to step foot in a Whole Foods store so I personally don't care, but let's let market forces dictate, of course within our existing zoning laws.
Nancy H March 17, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Do we never learn? We made a huge mistake not allowing Costco and the loss of the tax money. Now,Read More the current location is MORE visible to us in LF than the original LF proposed location! And many of us shop there, happily giving our tax dollars to Mettawa! There was a long lawsuit trying to prevent a drive-thru at McDonalds (that many of us frequent) that cost the city money to pursue, I believe. Clearly we should be selective, but Whole Foods isn't trash. geesh.
Bonita March 8, 2014 at 07:36 pm
So unfortunate that the minute the news got out, the mindset was fixed: no more Lovell's! It'sRead More such a lovely place, with EXCELLENT SERVICE & SUCH DELICIOUS FOOD! People are in mourning about it! Perhaps Chef Jay might consider having "specials" or coupons to get the crowd back in?
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:02 pm
We love that restaurant, too. It was one of the first great restaurants we visited after movingRead More here. Excellent food.
Robert Hansen March 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm
The Historic Preservation Commission is living in the last century. Lake Forest city fathers areRead More always bellyaching about the need for additional revenue. Why make it more difficult to generate? A drive-thru is a good idea.
Alex March 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm
If it were 1957, I might have some concern with Opie, Aunt Bea and Andy arriving in our fine townRead More for a visit at the train depot and encountering a Dunkin Donuts....But since it is 2014, and not many new visitors arrive via the train...I think my concern is in check.
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:38 pm
What's smarter... A box of hammers or a bag of hair?
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.
Alex March 4, 2014 at 08:44 am
Classic LF move....banks dominate landscape and pay no sales tax to help city finances...a retailerRead More wants to come into a former bank location and people are up in arms. city budget looks a bit challenging in next few years..
Elizabeth Miller March 4, 2014 at 08:54 am
Coffee and donuts are consumed in the morning. There'll be another spike when school lets out, justRead More like at the much argued McDonald's on the west side, where we wasted $450K in legal fees, lost, and now watch all the parents grabbing breakfast, lunch and dinner at the drive thru there. The evening hours will be very quiet, and btw, bank drive thrus typically go to 7 pm., Northern does. If you ever commuted from that station, you know that there is very little, short of running to Starbucks on the other side of the square, in the way of coffee or breakfast, but people coming home and getting off the train, GO HOME. Moreover, the foot traffic in the morning is likely to be heavy from people who have disembarked in town because they work here.
Robert T March 4, 2014 at 09:55 am
Faulty logic if you are assuming that bank drive thru and coffee/donut drive thru produce the sameRead More amount of traffic. The old bank drive thru at the train station could service 2 lanes at once. I live very close by and never witnessed any sort of back up as the banking traffic was very light! What the donut shop is proposing would be a one lane set up with the ground arced up so the vehicle would be more at window level. Remember, it's just one lane and I would be much more traffic backed up into the parking lot potentially all the way to Deerpath, all with their motors running, waiting, and polluting during a much longer timespan. This would create a safety issue for any commuters departing the east entrance. Yes, you can post a stop sign. See how that works in the real word in Lake Forest! No one seems to ever come to a full stop in our Stop signed intersections. I welcome Dunkin Donuts but not with any drive thru! Totally inconsistent with our downtown.
Dr. Terry February 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
The new Target will have groceries....and I drove over to the new Heinin's Fine Foods in BarringtonRead More yesterday, and I'm sorry, Sunset Foods makes them look like a 7-11...nothing impressive at all. They will have to alot better to compete with Sunset in Lake Forest, and the larger Highland Park store. I remember years ago, they built a "high line store" out of MN at the corner of Rt.41 & Park Ave in HP which was supposed to give unset a runm for there money..what happened to them..out of business in 2 years or so. Unless they have lots of money behind them, their faith maybe the same.
Dr. Terry February 23, 2014 at 01:55 pm
@Patrick..whether it be a Super Target or not, it will have groceries Target is not going toRead More develop a separate "ad" for one store, and Target is commited to the grocery business. And pull up the weekly ads for Heinen's....again, not impressive...when I visited the Barrington store late on a Saturday afternoon, there was hardly anybody shopping in the store. But time will tell who gets our grocery business...and don't about Costco and Sam's.
Citizen Sane February 24, 2014 at 09:58 pm
ssternberg February 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
Grew up in Cleveland and we all shopped at Heinen's. Great store...you are all in for a treat!
TMom February 21, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Carol - I heard the same thing, but apparently that wasn't the case. People were getting itRead More confused with the nursery that was at Half Day Rd. & Quentin Rd. in Lake Zurich. That was also a Beeson's and is now a (super nice!) Mariano's! As far as I know, there isn't a Mariano's coming to Bannockburn - although I'd be all for it!!!!
David Greenberg February 24, 2014 at 07:20 am
Dominick's used to be a nice chain - back in the 1970's. It's been anything but for decades - itRead More was only a matter of time before it decided that Chiraq was too pricey to operate in - taxes, fees, licensing costs, union wages... Grocery is a notoriously low margin business...
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.
RSG February 18, 2014 at 09:38 am
I cannot believe the planning board is still considering putting in a Dunkin' Donuts. What anRead More unhealthy store to add to the town. Meanwhile, they delay the passage of the Whole Foods project which would bring organic and healthy food to the families of Lake Forest and surrounding communities.
Me February 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Truly a crappy idea. My vote is no.
Nancie D February 18, 2014 at 07:07 pm
We need a new board... first they turn down McDonald's, then McDonald's drive thru after the realityRead More of tax revenue bit them... then Costco...and possibly Whole Foods..even more prestigious..Helloooo can you say..TAX BREAK? Dunkin Donuts should not even be considered. When is the next election?
An image of what the proposed Whole Foods in Lake Forest would look like. Credit: Shiner Capital Partners, LLC
Vicky Kujawa February 15, 2014 at 07:46 am
Why not just move in where Dominck's was.....?
Nancie D March 11, 2014 at 01:57 pm
don't blow it LF Commission.... this is beautiful and the tax benefit would help make up for yourRead More screwing up the Costco deal!
Me March 12, 2014 at 02:00 am
@Nancie - Grocery stores generate next to nothing in sales tax revenue.