Some people are destined to draw more attention than others, apparently.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's been a long week. You need a pick-me-up.
Friday's here. Thank goodness. One more day of work, and that's it. Here's a little inspiration to get you through to Saturday. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough week. Pit Bull …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Why doesn’t Metra have wireless internet on its trains yet? Mostly because it would be enormously expensive and a technological challenge, too. But should they?
Should Metra get Wi-Fi? Even if it’s expensive and hard to implement and maintain? The commuter-rail network is considering the possibility, the Chicago Tribune and other news agencies report, but price and technology continue to be two major barriers, despite that a DePaul University report shows 48 percent of Metra riders use personal electronic devices during their commutes. According to the paper, it could cost over $70 million to install wireless internet on all 11 Metra lines over five years—though some of that could perhaps be recouped by paid plans or sponsorships—and there’s a fear that the technology might quickly become obsolete or go unused by customers who prefer other connectivity, like smart-phone hotspots or air-cards. "(…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Do you think it should be mandatory for Jewel-Osco employees to follow you — and your cart — out to your vehicle? Let us know in the comments section.
Residents sounded off recently on a new policy at Jewel-Osco, which required its employees to follow customers — and their carts — out to their vehicles. The service was once mandatory, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you wanted the help or not, your bagger was expected to follow you out to your vehicle. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative last month. Jewel has since issued a statement that acknowledges the company has received strong feedback and indicates that the service is now optional, according to a release on the company's website. "And, if you don’t want or …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
April showers brought flood of problems to an already troubled state.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Where's a superhero when we really need one?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A trip to the newly unveiled Presidential Center in Dallas could leave a visitor in shock and awe.
Comments on this post are now closed. All you have to do is read a few to know why. Sweet fancy Moses.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Boston area showed its strength in the wake of the marathon bombings, and in turn it strengthened the nation's resolve to defeat those who seek to do us harm.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Village president-elect thanks residents for support.
THANK YOU LAKE ZURICH!! I would like to thank my family; all the people who voted for me to be your next Village President; all the people who donated time, money and effort to my campaign; all the people who participated in any way in the election process and my opponents. It is a difficult and time consuming process … often times not much fun. We have a great community. But we can’t do it alone. I call on the talented and resourceful residents of Lake Zurich to join in the process. This election brought out new folks with new energy, new ideas and a new willingness to get involved. All that PLUS Your election of me, Jim Beaudoin, Dan Stanovich, Jeff Halen and Mark Loewes will get us “POYNTON in the Right Direction. ”Thank you for …
468,000 pounds of meat have been pulled from store shelves. The recall impacts Illinois consumers.
Manda Packing Company has recalled 468,000 pounds of meat, including some that was sold in Illinois, the Huffington Post reports. The roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef and pastrami have all been pulled from store shelves due to possible listeria contamination, the USDA reports. The meats were produced between Feb. 27 and April 9 with various “sell by” dates. The meats were sold under multiple brand names that can be found on the USDA’s website. The recalled meats were shipped to stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.