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shp June 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Downtown Skokie DOES need a Starbucks. This corner would be perfect. A brand name like StarbucksRead Morew ill attract people to the downtown area unlike a Subway or an unknown ethnic restaurant. I wonder the real reason there isn't a Starbucks downtown. I think the downtown employees alone would support a Starbucks!
Frank June 20, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Problem is that no one in Village Hall is smart enough to make the call...
shp May 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Apparently, the Patch is under new ownership and is going in a different direction. Read the Patch Read Morereporters comments in the Town Square section of Patch. But, I agree, why isn't the Skokie Patch reporting on Skokie news and events. Probably not in vogue to report on crimes that impact the citizens! Go to Skokie.suntimes.com to read about the recent gun shooting at the Skokie Swift. No one has been arrested yet!
Voice of Reason May 05, 2014 at 09:31 AM
I actually don't believe that Obama personally is hurting the Senate Democrats in question, it'sRead Moreact ually the dynamics that put them into office in the first place. If you look, these Senators were first elected in the Euphoria of "Hope & Change" in 2008 that swept Democrats into control of the Presidency, House and a Filibuster-Proof Majority in the Senate, which made the passage of Obamacare a reality (but not "Immigration Reform" which the President curiously still blames on Republicans, for the benefit of Low-Information Voters). Many of the Democrat Senators elected that year were from traditionally Republican states like LA, NC, AK, and AR. Combine that with the general dissatisfaction with the Obama Administration as noted in this article, and several swing states also suddenly become part of the equation. While the Economy has grudgingly improved; the labor participation rate, foreign policy, IRS and "fast & furious" failures, et.al. have sent many of these Senate Democrat Incumbents running away from personal appearances with Obama on their behalf in an attempt to prove their independence.
David Zornig April 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Yes, missed opportunity. They grossly overestimated the usage of that waiting lot by the public.Read MoreThe only car ever in there, is the solo CTA employee, and I mean EVER... I have documented it's non-use since it opened. Since they only maintain ridership numbers of those who board there, and not those who disembark, they will never know when to throw in the towel. And redevelop that lot into the valuable retail space it should have been. A Starbucks or any other drive through business, could have helped steer traffic toward the downtown area. With a properly designed exit onto Searle Pkwy. The flashing sign, as well as the park district one a block South, are ironically in violation of their own outdated signage codes. The Village is allowed to have flashing signs, but businesses are not. Not even a OPEN sign can flash.
Carol S. Kohn May 01, 2014 at 11:33 AM
It's a real shame when people happen to leave trash by the Skokie Swift tracks instead of puttingRead Morein to trash containers! Hope to see the Swift extended to by Old Orchard sometime soon as I use the Skokie Swift to use as a means of travel when I don't own or drive a car for when I go into Cihicago from Skokie,
J.K. May 02, 2014 at 07:40 AM
What's a real shame is the people I see walking on a DAILY basis that drink their drinks and eatRead Morethe ir food and toss the cups/wrappers right on the ground. Gee, you can't walk an extra ten feet out of your way to toss the trash in bin??
Steve Mottel April 07, 2014 at 09:21 AM
HAS been the new normal for the past decade. We know who to thank....
Oliver P. McCracken April 07, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Alas, what are our motor hotels coming to these days? Cannot a fellow fornicate with his scarletRead Morewom en in peace? Cannot a lad invite an entire Dixieland band to his room for an evening of merriment? Those of us who depend on such no-questions-asked establishments deserve to be safe from ne'er-do-wells while we, ourselves, do ill. And you ask what Skokie is doing about gun shootings... I agree. What will be next? Knife stabbings? Rope stranglings? Candlestick head-bonkings? Poison poisonings? Banana peel slippings? What is Skokie coming to?
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