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Dave Ruggles April 07, 2014 at 07:11 AM
That's a shame. I have been there twice and always had a great experience.
Janet young April 07, 2014 at 08:39 PM
If anyone had a positive experience they don't waste their time writing on a website. What aboutRead Moreall of the hundreds or thousand orders were correct. Come on give them a break.
Jaime loves April 08, 2014 at 04:25 PM
We had a good experience today the cashier in the drive-Thru was awesome I believe her name wasRead MoreShan a (great costumer service) the food was great , the service over all I give a 10... I will be back!!:))
TK April 01, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Yes, they use their horns when going through the Light Road crossing. As I understand it, it would Read Morecost thousands of dollars to have a study done in order to determine if it can be a "no horn crossing."
Juan M Escobar April 01, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Thank you both for the input! This is really helpful.
Laura Korleski Rogalla April 02, 2014 at 10:18 AM
I live on Otter Way and the tracks run on an angle so they are closer to Wolverine than they are to Read Moremy house. You can definitely hear the train at night and yes the whistle blows at the Light Rd. Crossing although sometimes they start blowing it well before they get there! Our family has been here 15 years and are pretty much used to it however we used to live next to O'Hare so the train is really nothing in comparison!
JimmyJ March 23, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Well Ladies and Gentlemen...this is exactly what happens when you don't attend public meetings orRead Morebe lieve what developers tell you when you buy into a subdivision under construction or just take the school board and administration at their word. A lot of this happened in the early 2000's when Oswego was sold as the New Naperville. I suspect most of you now complaining either didn't live here then, in which case you can thank the corporate nomads who just had to live here and caused the problem be swelling the population faster than it could be accommodated then moved and left us with the aftermath, or did live here but didn't have kids at that time. Welcome to D308 one of the greatest shams on Earth!
Laure VanAsselt March 27, 2014 at 08:08 AM
I too have paid school taxes for 35 years. Remember, educating young people puts them into theRead Morework force to pay into social security for my generation. ...........hahahaha.
Laure VanAsselt March 27, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Read GADFLY post. This is absolutely true.
Katt March 19, 2014 at 01:24 PM
I think it could be missing since Patch downsized their employees. Perhaps no one is available toRead Moredo the column. Mariano's on New York St & Eola will begin hiring soon according to an article in the Beacon News. http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/26272881-418/marianos-location-in-aurora-to-begin-hiring-soon.html Sam's Club & Pier 1 are taking applications. Home Depot in Oswego & Yorkville hire every spring for seasonal summer help. While these are all minwage retail positions, they are real openings. Good luck to you.
joshua bamibe March 12, 2014 at 08:20 AM
That is false I still go to Ohs and there was alumni working out in the weight room just last weekRead Moreo n thursday.
Steven Baker March 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM
I have a gym membership. Still like to go back and workout at ohs. Since you payed for my school... Read MoreWant to pay for my gym membership too?
Richard R March 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Yeah Steve Baker I'll get right on that for you.....The Me generation speaks and demands more.
Magilla Gorilla March 08, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Will you reevaluate each and every officer and dismiss every one that has shamed the departmentRead Moreand/ or enabled other officers to shame or embarrass that department? Also, will you at least demand a toxicology test if any off duty officer brandishes a firearm in a department store? Will you fire the internal investigator/s who condoned that action? If not, I don't believe the nice little article I just read. Please put your signature on your guarantee.
Kathy Panzer March 02, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Has it occurred to you that this has nothing to do with political views, and everything to do withRead Morep ersonal views?
Stephen Youhanaie March 04, 2014 at 09:56 AM
I would say it was totally personal if Harry Linden gave money to all the candidates but KeithRead MoreWheel er. To give an amount like that to Dr. Julie Cosimo speaks volumes as to what he thinks more about Dr. Julie Cosimo than anything else.
chester man March 07, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Steve, Have you ever met Harry linden? Ill bet not. because if you knew his background or anythingRead Morea t all about his family you most certainly would not be going public with the grand news of his donation to your favored candidate.
Richard R February 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Charlotte, it would appear that you may want to avoid Frances Street on Montgomery at all costs,Read Moreunt il the nuisance house can be vacated.
Charlotte Lauridsen February 26, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Richard, I would love to...but I live right across from that house :-(
Richard R March 07, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Oh, I sorry Charlotte. I hope they can get them out of the house and out of your area
Oswego Mom February 07, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Above is a petition to ask Illinois lawmakers to require GMO labeling in IL. This is not a debateRead Morea bout whether GMO is good or bad. It's not a debate over whether GMO crops are responsible for any known or unknown disease, malady, or problem. This is about transparency. Leaving the choice to the consumer - whether or not to give GMO to your family - instead of companies and our government controlling the information. I feel that I have the right to know what I'm putting in my body and what I'm feeding my children. And I think you have the right to know, too! If you feel the same - please, sign the petition and forward it to your friends. Thanks.
Oswego Mom February 07, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Here is the article and the petition starter, from the Geneva Patch: GMO labeling debate is comingRead Moret o Illinois, we need help, GET INVOLVED! Posted by George Fabyan , February 07, 2014 at 07:20 AM Comment645 More Popular Stories Former Gang Member Hired at Dept. of Corrections?… Geneva Dance Team Finishes First at State Winter Storm Warning Issued; Six to 10 Inches of Snow… Resident Reports Coyote Snatched Her Dog from Her Yard California Right to Know bill was defeated by big business. Illinois will probably suffer the same fate unless we speak up. Contact your local state rep and ask if they have co-sponsored Senate Bill 1666. In Kane County it is Karen McConnaughay and she has not Co-sponsored bill 1666. Only 12 of 59 state senate members have co-sponsored the bill. This spring, Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been "entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering." The lawmakers will have a difficult time separating the wheat from the chaff on an issue that is generating increased interest nationally, much to the chagrin of Monsanto and a handful of companies that control the hybrid seed market. There is no middle ground in the debate between the "naturalists" and the big seed companies over the touted evils and virtues, respectively, of genetically modified organisms. State Sen. David Koehler, D-Peoria, has introduced SB1666, the Illinois GMO labeling bill. An inactive United Church of Christ minister and former owner of an organic bakery, Koehler is trying to frame the issue around the consumers' right to know rather than to the contentious science that swirls around the topic. GMOs in Europe has caused the European Union to ban GMO foods. Today it is virtually impossible to find GMOs in European supermarkets. In the past two years, voters narrowly defeated labeling referendums in California and Washington state, yet lawmakers in Connecticut and Maine passed bills in June that require labeling on all foods made from GMOs. Twenty states, like Illinois, are considering the issue. Should we encourage our state reps to vote for GMO labeling on products? Do you want to know what your eating? Please support this petition, the link is below. We have two separate petitions. One petition will not be enough to make a dent, two is hardly scratching the surface. But it is a start. Cheers http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gmo-labeling-in-illinois-1 http://petitions.moveon.org/dashboard.html If you have nothing nice or supportive to say your comments will be deleted. The organization in support is "California Right to Know" and the organization against is "NO Prop. 37, Stop the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme". As of November 6, 2012, the total donations to each side were $9.2 million in support, and $46 million in opposition. The top 10 donors to each side are as follows: Supporters Mercola Health Resources $1,199,000 Kent Whealy $1,000,000 Nature's Path Foods $610,709 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps $620,883 Organic Consumers Fund $605,667 Ali Partovi $288,975 Mark Squire $258,000 Wehah Farm $251,000 Amy's Kitchen $200,000 The Stillonger Trust (Mark Squire, Trustee) $190,000 Opponents Monsanto Company $8,112,867 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. $5,400,000 PepsiCo, Inc. $2,585,400 Grocery Manufacturers Association $2,002,000 Kraft Foods $2,000,500 Bayer Cropscience $2,000,000 Dow AgroSciences $2,000,000 BASF Plant Science $2,000,000 Syngenta Corporation $2,000,000 Coca-Cola North America $1,700,500
Shannon Antinori (Editor) February 03, 2014 at 09:06 AM
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Mike Francis February 03, 2014 at 12:19 PM
This site has always seemed like a news aggregate site whose content was generated by theRead Moreunderlying programming code. I wasn't aware that there was much original reporting going on. So while Natalie is gone, I can't see any change in the content as a result. Am I missing something, or were there a bunch of original articles written by the editors?
Laure VanAsselt January 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I cannot open the blog.
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT February 03, 2014 at 12:34 PM
People all over the Patch are forwarding this guys post to the IRS, like me they must believe thisRead Morei s the guys job and is he reporting taxes? Do a Web search "please consider helping" and "please consider helping update" and more. On some of his post he talks about getting a $4,000.oo donation from one person He also changes his name on his post frequently... If you suspect something is a scam contact the FBI and ask them?