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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)
christopher papazoglow April 16, 2014 at 02:21 pm
"The pork industry has committed $ 1.7 million to research how the virus....spread so quicklyRead More after it was reported in the nation's top pork-producing states..." Gimme a hundred bucks, i'll tell ya how. >>> IT'S BECAUSE YOU PUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIGS TOGETHER IN SMALLISH SPACES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND ''LIVING'' IN UNBELIEVABLY FILTHY CONDITIONS !!! <<< Oh, DAMN, i shoulda waited for someone to offer me that hundred....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
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?
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!
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.
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
Cat Lover January 30, 2014 at 08:42 am
Although I've never dined at Alinea, I've dined at Everest Room, Topolobambo and Tallgrass. TheseRead More dinners are over two hours in duration and as we know, quite pricey. Also, the establishments are usually small. It is unreasonable to expect a baby to remain still and quiet for over two hours, especially one as young as 8 months. Inevitably, the baby will disrupt the entire restaurant. These dining experiences are few and far between. They should be enjoyable for all. A baby or very young child should not be in such an establishment.
Patch file photo.
Voice of Reason January 29, 2014 at 08:09 am
Guess here is that the Restaurant activity in Downtown Skokie will bring in an evening crowd. ToRead More quote "Field of Dreams", "If you build it, they will come.". Congrats as well to Libertad for their upcoming spot on WTTW's "Check Please", which should also give extra business to the surrounding restaurants that people will go to since Libertad will now be harder to get into. :-)
patty o"malley January 29, 2014 at 08:22 am
No doubt about it Downtown Skokie has great restaurants and plenty of them. The issue downtown isRead More what to do before or after the meal. Downtown Skokie needs more entertainment venues. It needs a plan. You can't just hand businesses a lease and TIF money and hope they survive. Bring in a cohesive group of businesses that will attract a wide variety of people. Unique shops, more bars with entertainment to compliment those we already have. Wine shop to boost the BYOB restaurants in the area. Art galleries with shows featuring local or not so local artists. Events at the Skokie Heritage Museum. Promote the Gorilla Tango Theater better! Dinner and a show packages? It may be time to go out and recruit the kind of businesses that will support the fine restaurants in the area and give us the vibrant downtown that we all have waited a long, long time for.
Michael Gershbein January 29, 2014 at 02:01 pm
A nice brewpub. I'd invest with good vibes and future sales.
Patch file photo of the former Solomon Schechter Day School, recently purchased by the Muslim Community Center FTS.
Naj January 26, 2014 at 12:03 am
I hope that they could incorporate the Sharp Corner name into the school's name for us students whoRead More have the history. Something like Muslim Community Center Full-Time School at Sharp Corner.
Skokie Mom February 18, 2014 at 05:30 pm
I would like to extend a warm greeting to the families who will attend the building that so many ofRead More us knew as Solomon Schechter Day School. As one of the parents to whom this school meant so much during the six years that my child attended, I wish them a similar sense of closeness and community that we treasured there.
Steve Mottel January 23, 2014 at 03:22 pm
Better than more crime in the apartment areas. Maybe they can knock down all the slumlordsRead More buildings and turn them into malls, parks, new schools etc etc
Sandrina Roc January 23, 2014 at 03:38 pm
There's no connection between the new mall and crime in the apartment areas.
Elliot Spencer January 23, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Will there be a play area for thugs, vandals and pick-pockets?
Village Creamery makes a Filipino specialty dessert called halo halo. Photo: Pam DeFiglio, Patch.com.
Xandra January 22, 2014 at 11:03 am
I tried this place a few times, but didn't have the greatest of experiences.
Steve Mottel January 23, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Maybe they have seen enough crime thanks to the areas around there and they decided to close shopRead More for their personal safety??? I remember walking to happy foods in the past. Granted they are now closed but I would not walk that stretch of Oakton with any peace of mind nowadays......Damn shame
Oliver P. McCracken January 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Mr. Mottel, I feel so sad for you. You seem to be scared to go just about anywhere. As the youngerRead More folks you seem to blame for so many of the village and the world's problems might say, "Grow a pair!"
Patch file photo.
Craig Hahn January 21, 2014 at 08:02 am
I am not surprised that One North Kitchen could not come to terms with the landlord at 4904 Oakton.Read More I tried to open a coffee shop in that location in conjunction with the opening of the CTA station and had the same problem. They were asking close to double the going downtown rental rate.
David Zornig January 21, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I inquired about the 4904 Oakton space too, before I ultimately opened my collectables shop furtherRead More East on Oakton in 2009. I forget the rent figure I was quoted, but it was way out of line with the area even then. I even liked the funky murals it had from when it had been an internet cafe or whatever. I would have left that as is. It's been vacant since I moved here in 2007 as I recall. The owners must be writing off on their taxes, whatever they are not earning off the space. So keeping that figure high probably serves them just fine. I can't recall if that was a Single Net lease with a portion of property taxes attached or not. Either way, it doesn't help out the downtown if landlords are unrealistic about rents. Higher rents just turns successful businesses into break even ones. Who then just move on to where they can survive.
Craig Hahn January 21, 2014 at 02:09 pm
The rental income generated by 4904 is insignificant to the landlords. You are probably correct thatRead More it is used as a write off.