By John Hubbuch
So I needed to get some cash yesterday. My bank is Northern Trust and their closest ATM's are downtown and Oak Brook, so I have to pay a sevice fee. I can report that Chase now charges 5 bucks to get money up from 3 dollars. Quite a jump--- a 67% increase. Ridiculous.I'm not paying. I may need to get a new bank.
That little Minou Restaurant on Marion looks like it closed. Now I never went in there even though I walked past it hundreds of times. There was always an older Oriental woman sittng alone . I'm not sure I ever saw a customer. I speculated that there was an opium den in back. Now I guess I'll never know. Too bad.
The fireplace store on Madison is shuttered. A posted notice references Sherriff Tom Dart is on the case for back taxes. The store itself looks completely operational except it is closed. I hope it re-opens. That this place and Minou are apparently finished is a reminder that the failure of our economy had had and will continue to have bad consequences. I guess we are witnessing the results of "the creative destruction of capitalism." It's a sad sight.