$5 Off4 hours ago Jakash, that's so correct about the $ off coupons. Used to be, I'd get a mailer with $5 off $50 or $4 off $40, which was possible (I could always stock up on Osco stuff - shampoo, toothpaste, etc - to increase my normally $35 or so purchase to $50) but then it started with the $8 off $80, or even $12 off …
Deals8 hours ago In someone's mind, it's doubling the value of advertising for both products. I agree with John Kelly's point and always thought "Spray `n Wash" was one of those "perfect" product names, for the very reasons he stated (the name is what it does AND the directions for use). I fail to see the value of eliminating a laundry product name with such
Deals6 hours ago Keeping sex offenders off golf courses. This bil l is now sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk. It makes it--. unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to knowingly be present in any public park building or on real property comprising any public park. Provides that it is unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to
Deals3 hours ago Off-site trick-or-treating -- a reconsideration. By far the most controversial of my annual timely reminders and guidelines for Halloween is this one for parents: The only circumstances in which it's acceptable to put your children in a car to take them trick or treating are if you live in a very rural area where the distances between houses is
Deals9 hours ago Jeremy Gorner's story today, 48-year-old grandmother killed in hit-and-run , reminds us that there's a story, often a grim, complicated story, behind all those panhandlers who walk the lines of cars at expressway exit ramps in the city and some suburbs. [Victim Ann Sconza's daughter Isabela] Lopez said her mother worked as a waitress for most
33% Off4 hours ago Mildly off-color. I use it among friends but avoid it in formal writing and when speaking to strangers 33%. Just slightly off-color. I use it nearly all settings, but with a slight pang because I know it's substandard 24%. Not off color at all. I use it freely when speaking to the clergy and small, impressionable children. 16%. Off-color.
Deals8 hours ago In case you have a teenager or "young adult" heading off to college this year, you were once in those shoes or expect to be someday soon, you might appreciate this Washington Post piece by Michael Gerson, "Saying goodbye to my child, the youngster," who offers his perspective as a parent. Of course, there exist far worse circumstances in which
Deals5 hours ago (I think it makes you part Mexican, too, you and Romney.) But I don't accept that you get off the hook for using a demonizing term because you say you have an innocent intent; it's a little like Rule 403, in that the jury reasonably could make the offensive inference, and you know that darn well.
Deals5 hours ago Don't forget Ceco Industries (Cicero and later Oak Brook). It was a Fortune 500 company, but its divisions were sold off to various companies. Also, of lesser notes, Sherwood Office Systems (LaGrange Park, Forest Park, Oak Park). A great resource …
Deals5 hours ago WMET (95.5) - signed off one day without notice by playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" and immediately switched to WNUA - "ninety five point fiiiiive zzzzzzzzzzzz" WLS 94.7 FM Talk radio . WJJD 104.3 - Oldies radio. WSEX 92.7 - before that briefly simulcast KROCK out of LA. 97.1 - WFMT - great classical station. 103.5 the FIRE!
Deals5 hours ago That’s why we rejected the idea of using a joke about 50 percent off coupon for tickets to the dog fights. Though Mel Gibson…that’s not a bad idea if Timothy Hutton's busy. Someone get Mel Gibson’s people on the phone. GE: We’ve built up a lot of equity and goodwill with our brand. We can’t go widdling it away on a 30-second ad that
Deals6 hours ago Swimming off the Point on 55th. Marshall Fields 4th floor toy department. Stouffer's restaurant in the Prudential Bldg. Changing chanels on the remote through the window at Zenith on Michigan and Randolph. The news stand north of the library by the IC. Street lights with blue white light (not sodium vapor). Al's Fishery (bag of smelts w
Deals6 hours ago I remember Jupiter Dept. Stores (spin off from K-Mart. Community Family Center, Turn+Style, Jewel-Osco Grand Bazarr, Dock's Famous Fish, A&P grocery stores, Plus Supermarket then Super Plus,The last Woolworth store I remember seeing is when Lincolnwood Town Center first opened. Now that space is Champ's sports.
$1.25 Off6 hours ago Topps Big Boy on Odgen Ave. and Wisconsin Ave. in Berwyn. I worked there during my high school years 69-72 to earn some pocket change for the great sum of $1.25 per hour. Accross the street was Mac's. Same menue as Topps but they sold Kentuckey Fried Chicken when it only came in the."Bucket" and "Barrel."
Deals2 hours ago The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, who flagged this quote in his blog, notes that it contrasts "in interesting ways" with the same publication's editorial response to the Tucson tragedy: "All of us have an obligation to speak with truth and charity in making our political arguments," says the editorial, published Monday.
Deals7 hours ago NIGHT GALLERY, a rock club off of the toll road around Gurnee? TEMPO RECORDS & TAPES in OAK LAWN VELI'S KOFFEE KUP RESTAURANT (replaced by high rise condos) ST. SABINA, arount 77th st.south still there, remember roller skating there in about 1964. CRIMPERS on OAK ST., CHGO. - the hippest place to get your hair cut in 1972.
$15 OffJust Now Thursday at noon, low-wage food and retail workers will rally with supporters at St. James Cathedral in Chicago (map) to kick off a union organizing campaign and to demand that local employers boost their wages to a minimum of $15 an hour. The minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 an hour -- $16,500 a year; organizers say that the average retail
Deals6 hours ago Posted by: Brad Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 01:22 PM. We're coming up on the 100th anniversary of "Injun Summer" - Gone But Not Forgotten. This cartoon by John T. McCutcheon was first published in the Chicago Tribune on September 30, 1907, and ran every Autumn until 1992.
Deals6 hours ago Q. How does instant run-off voting (IRV) work? A. FairVote.org puts very plainly and well here: # IRV uses ranked ballots to simulate a traditional runoff in a single round of voting. Voters rank candidates in order of preference. They may rank as many or as few candidates as they wish, with lower rankings never counting against higher rankings.
Deals6 hours ago Gone but not (quite) forgotten. First National Bank. Polk Brothers. Highland Appliance. Next fall, the name Marshall Field's will join the above and many others in the roster of prominent businesses in Chicago that have either closed their doors or changed names with a change of ownership. I'm listing a few more below and inviting readers to
Deals3 hours ago These fences make for an unfriendly look and they all but prevent kids from playing a proper game of catch, ghost-in-the-graveyard, hide-and-seek and other childhood games. When front yards are fenced in, the streetscape looks like a collection of mini-compounds rather than a community.
Deals4 hours ago Eric, To try to settle the "will they get more consevative as they age" question, can you find a similar survey from 30 years ago. Even if it was a more general homosexuality tolerance question and not gay marriage, it would show whether there is a true "genarational shift" rather than an "attitude maturation" trend.
Deals4 hours ago Sorry if this is off-topic, but I wanted to highlight Fred Thompson's comments on the radio with Blagojevich: Thompson is a former presidential contender, prosecutor and defense lawyer. Thompson, while reserving judgement on Blagojevich, critized U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald for crossing the line when announcing the governor's arrest more
Deals6 hours ago Montreal just finished paying off the 1976 debts in 2006, 30 years after the fact! The World Cup is in Johannesburg in 2010 & everyone thinks that if they can handle it, then Joburg gets the games in 2020, as no African city ever had them & Joburg is the only city in Africa capable of doing it.
Deals3 hours ago Still. Even given all that, I have the sense that it's still considered more elegant, better mannered and classier to send holiday cards (as well as invitations and thank-you notes) through the mail than it is to drop them off; that most people see something a bit cheap and tacky about a hand-delivered card without a stamp.
Deals3 hours ago New figures from the U.S. Mint that show the skyrocketing prices of the two metals used to make the penny -- zinc and copper -- have pushed the cost of making the coin across the 1-cent threshold for the first time, to 1.23 cents. In Congress, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R.-Arizona) has announced that he plans to reintroduce legislation to eliminate the
Deals3 hours ago 2. Don't draw attention to yourself. Don't be the fastest guy out there, don't cut in and out of traffic, and stay off the brake; those flashing lights are to a cop as a red cape is to a bull. My one speeding ticket came on May 1, 1988, for 69 MPH in a 55 zone. The cop had me dead to rights, so I just went home and wrote the check!
Deals6 hours ago Vouching for some voucher opponents. Passions run high on the issue of school vouchers – my friends on the editorial board devoted a big hunk of print real estate this morning to publishing the roll call vote in the Illinois House, ostensibly to shame those who defeated a voucher proposal Thursday and brand them as tools of the teachers’ union.
Deals3 hours ago My exploration of the Michael Richards situation yesterday touched off a spirited, at some points angry conversation in the comments area that prompts me to return to the subject this morning and underscore several points:. What Richards said -- from repeated taunts using the N word to an ugly, vivid and approving evocation of lynching -- was indefensible, as I said in the first paragraph, and
Deals3 hours ago Subsequent to that experience, I was advised by a traffic school instructor that the best way to avoid a ticket for running a stop sign is to 1) come to a complete stop, and 2) count "1001, 1002, 1003" before proceeding. And, he added, if there's a cop anywhere in the vicinity, count to 1004!
Deals5 hours ago Back then, it was part of his self-effacing, "aw, shucks" routine — hard to pull off when you're wearing $20,000 suits, but he worked it pretty well. Now, of course, it's impossible to hear without considering the strong possibility that he will go to federal prison for several years and sorely test all the theories and bromides about
Deals2 hours ago It happens in every campaign: A guest goes on a political chat show on TV ostensibly speaking for the candidate, says something provocative and off-message, then officials come forward and say no, no, no, that person was not speaking for the campaign.. What was unusual about the recent "no, no, no" moment in John McCain's campaign was that the person on TV not speaking for the …
Deals3 hours ago The rape tape -- an assault on common decency. ( BREAKING 1:03 p.m. -- A Cook County judge today backed off from his threat to send a woman to jail if she refused to view a videotape of her alleged rape, CLTV reported. In court today, Judge Kerry Kennedy ruled the witness can continue her testimony without viewing the tape, CLTV reported.
Deals3 hours ago There are two additional parties that have responsibility to the loss of the Ipod. First, we should include the teacher. Many students listen to ipods (or talk on cell phones) on the bus ride to and from school but electronic devices (ipds, cell phones, pagers, etc.) must remain off and out of site (stored in lockers) during class hours.
Deals3 hours ago On Tuesday I offered 08 reasons why John McCain might still pull off an upset in next week’s `08 presidential election. Today I offer 08 reasons why Barack Obama will nevertheless win handily: 1. Obama’s supporters are more energized. Obama
Deals3 hours ago I am really bad about responding to actual letters -- personal missives from readers delivered by the U.S. Postal Service -- in a timely way. They stack up for many, many months before I take a day to send back at least a short note to my non-hostile correspondents thanking them for …
12.75% Off6 hours ago ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION 405,549 -12.75%. BOSTON GLOBE 418,529 -16.90%. NEWARK STAR-LEDGER 371,060 -18.57%. 24. DALLAS MORNING NEWS 390,520 -19.29%. Editor and Publisher reports that the Sunday Sun-Times, which doesn't make the list above because its circulation is 251,260 fell only 1.8%.
Deals3 hours ago Thinking today about Pepsodent, a brand that’s still active, got me thinking about products and brands that have retired -- Good `n Fruity candy, for instance.Puffa Puffa Rice cereal. Sealtest Ice Cream. Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo. McDLT sandwiches. I say “retired” instead of died because seemingly dead products have a tendency to come back to life --– these so-called
Deals3 hours ago Ryan verdict should be death knell for "pay to keep playing" politics. In his remarks just after Monday's guilty verdict against former Gov. George Ryan, prosecutor Patrick Collins delivered a stern warning to politicians. "Public officials have a duty of honest services; that is, to serve the people and not their private interests," he said.
Deals3 hours ago Presumptive GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is opposed to abortion even in cases where the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. Some brand that position as extreme and unreasonable, but here are some approving words about it: 1. Opposition to
$4 Off3 hours ago And dread because if it becomes widely known that a Thin Mint equivalent is on grocers' shelves, the public might prove less willing to pay up to $4 for a 10 oz. box, proceeds from which go to support activities of the Girl Scouts. Grasshoppers cost about $1 less for the same size package. The disc of the Grasshopper cookie is slightly lighter
$25 Off3 hours ago Posted by: Wendy C Tuesday, February 09, 2010 at 05:47 PM. --. In my suburb of Detroit, it's $25 to do the drive, front walkway and sidewalk. Or $250 for the season. Silly me, I signed up for the per season price. With Detroit's unusually dry winter this year, this has amounted to roughly $83 per shoveling, so far.
Deals3 hours ago Forbes reported, in a feature called “A Tale of Two Cities” that Cisco was laying off $60,000-a-year “techies,” while hiring new employees in Bangalore, India. “Cisco used only a few Infosys workers in Bangalore six years ago [in 1998]; [by 2004, it used] almost 300 contract staff, plus 550 full-fledged employees in its own Bangalore
Deals8 hours ago The folks at The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday say yes.. I say no. I say we already have too many government-imposed holidays -- they're expensive and disruptive -- and adding another Christian holiday to the calendar is promotional and violates the goal of keeping church and state as separate as possible.
90% Off3 hours ago It is about real change; and the McCain/Palin ticket is about more of the same. It is hard for me to believe that you are better off now, than you were eight years ago; and why would you believe a man who has voted 90% of the time to support President Bush's failed policies and is so rich, he does not even know how many homes he owns?
Deals2 hours ago The disk drive storage is certainly getting cheaper, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. Backing up that data must be done during off-hours. For a national carrier, that means a very small overnight window, for a quantity of data that grows with every new cell phone purchase (replacement phones don't cause a delta).
Deals5 hours ago And to the extent that it makes those behind the microphone and those of us tapping the keyboard think twice before tossing off an offensive joke -- Imus' sin -- I don't see the harm. In fact, I see a benefit. We should think twice how we say things; we should measure the sting and wallop of particular words before we toss them off.
Deals3 hours ago The millions he spent flinging offal at Topinka and sowing general revulsion has paid off, as it was nearly bound to in a Democratic state. He's still unpopular--just 40 percent of the public views him favorably, according to our recent poll--but he's succeeded in making her even more unpopular and racking up a 15-point lead in our poll.