The street vendor question

"We want cucumbers! We want cucumbers!" My kids wouldn't stop until I found a street vendor who would peel and slice a cucumber, pack it in a cup and sprinkle it with fresh lime juice, salt and chile powder . Full Story
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Chaos

Buffalo Grove, IL

#27 Aug 22, 2008
The prevalence of street vendors was the *only* thing in New York that I liked compared to Chicago. Good stuff available at any time of the day.
Cindy

Chicago, IL

#28 Aug 23, 2008
I am pleasantly surprised with all the feedback. Your suggestions are preposterous. Such a typical westernized view of things. Bet you are a republican as well.
King Hot Dog

United States

#29 Aug 23, 2008
what a load of crybabies.

more people suffer food poisoning from their
own failure to separate cooked and uncooked
food than anything else.

I've travelled all over the world and have sampled
many a street vendor's food and have yet to report
even a single tummy ache.

I find the sound of ice cream trucks playing their
mangled tunes to be FAR more annoying than a
guy ringing a bell (ice cream) or honking a tiny
little horn (corn & fruit) and most of those who
complain here are basically racist creeps who don't
want Mexicans in their neighborhoods and thus
they should probably keep it to themselves rather
that flaunt their prejudice for all to see.

if you don't want street food, fine - DON'T SUPPORT
THE VENDORS.(duh!)

but lay off comparing the little guys to McDonald's
which is poison no matter how you add it up.

I worked for a guy who used to be a cook at
Hackney's and he said they'd regularly pee in
the cole slaw - so eat up y'all.

Patrick @#20 spoke the honest truth.

Since: Aug 08

Oak Park, IL

#30 Aug 23, 2008
This should close this debate.I have witnessed this scene at Jewel many times.An elotero was shopping...buying melons,mangoes,cucumbers,pinea pples etc., and paying for it with a L.I.N.K. card.Feel stupid yet taxpayers?How many of us get free business supplies and then make cash tax-free money with them?

Since: Aug 08

Oak Park, IL

#31 Aug 24, 2008
Cindy wrote:
I am pleasantly surprised with all the feedback. Your suggestions are preposterous. Such a typical westernized view of things. Bet you are a republican as well.
? Westernized? Sorry for being born here and not advocating to turn Chicago into Calcutta.
Cindy

Chicago, IL

#32 Aug 24, 2008
Calcutta? lol You're laughable. As far as I can tell Chicago is nothing like Calcutta. You obviously missed the point. I wouldn't even imagine you know what westernized means by your comments. I can tell you wanna argue but I have other things to do, have fun with that. lol
YouGoGuy

Chicago, IL

#33 Aug 24, 2008
joseph sessler wrote:
I dont understand.No authorization to work in this country.Here illegaly.Making cash money and paying no taxes.No business license.Why even worry if its not sanitary? Its just another example of the laws not applying to Mexicans.American citizens have been dealing with thousands of illegal business for years and our government just allows more of them to come here and flaunt our laws.WRITE CITATIONS.IMPOUND THE ILLEGAL CARTS.DEPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIENS.Problem solved
Three Cheers!!!Don't let them keep breaking the laws the rest of us have to obey.

Since: Jun 08

Chicago, IL

#34 Aug 26, 2008
Hey Tom,

Compare the obesity rates between the residents in Chicago and New York City.

That's all.
kraut

Frankfort, IL

#35 Apr 7, 2009
joseph sessler has no room to talk on illegal immigration at all. he married his current wife (an illegal alien from the czech republic) because she was about to be deported. kieveta sessler has never worked a legitamite job in her life and is a thief. kieveta's mother is about to be deported, and her mother's boyfriend has already been deported. kieveta's mother is wanted in the czech republic for embezzlement. i should also mention joseph sessler became a deadbeat dad shortly after marrying kieveta, and instead of trying to catch up on his back child support joe was more interested in keeping his new wife and himself intoxicated. the idea that a loser like joe sessler even has an opinion about illegal immigration is part of the real problem in america.
Liz

Chicago, IL

#36 Mar 30, 2010
Like the vendor at Riis Park, I am at Welles Park. What is so frustrating is I pay $5000 to the PD, thousands in insurance and over 10% in taxes, plus I must spend hundreds to keep my hot food hot, cold food cold. Or else I will be shut down. In addition I must maintain equipment to do so, paying thousands more in storage. Can I sell a $2 hot dog at this rate? NO. Can I sell homemade tamales, absolutely not. When ignorant people complain about my pricing ($2.50) or that I don't have tamales made in my bath tub, I am sick of explaining, my licence would be revoked. they don't even believe I have one. In other words these illegals are undermining us not only financially, but also for doing it the right way. Another thing, when I begged one local school, to cease and desist, so I can regain my after school customers, they refused, insisting these peddlers had been invited onto their property for years.. So when these "educators" who allow the thousands of dollars raised from untaxed, unsafe, products don't seem to able to make a living from the trickle of taxed product I manage to get from, maybe if I'm luck selling a laffy taffy for a dime. How can they not see, we no longer have the resources to employ them and how thier behavior deteiorates our whole civic structure? I am from this country, and this is my culture, a culture of taking responsibility, or suffering the consequences. High taxes are a scary reality, but I can not compete with the thousands who are exempt. I am still in debt, with penalties and interest from last year (and my license at stake). You think the corn dudes ever feel this kind of stress? Do they fel the stress of health inspections,(which I also must pay for), or the Park District telling you you must sell higher priced product (which is fine because the products are quality). Or how about seeing my old neighborhood with condemned businesses, only to be replaced with large families camping out in front of abandonded buildings selling whatever crap they feel like. My old neighborhood, which once was very classy and thriving looks VERY third world. sorry not my culture.
kraut

Chicago, IL

#37 Jul 9, 2010
kraut wrote:
joseph sessler has no room to talk on illegal immigration at all. he married his current wife (an illegal alien from the czech republic) because she was about to be deported. kieveta sessler has never worked a legitamite job in her life and is a thief. kieveta's mother is about to be deported, and her mother's boyfriend has already been deported. kieveta's mother is wanted in the czech republic for embezzlement. i should also mention joseph sessler became a deadbeat dad shortly after marrying kieveta, and instead of trying to catch up on his back child support joe was more interested in keeping his new wife and himself intoxicated. the idea that a loser like joe sessler even has an opinion about illegal immigration is part of the real problem in america.
I know Kraut didn't write this,because he is a huge drug addict and probably couldn't even spell half of these words correctly. By the way,the child support is paid and Kveta brings home lots and lots of girls for this deadbeat to f u c k in glorious 3 ways!
friendoftherealk raut

United States

#38 Mar 26, 2011
kraut wrote:
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I know Kraut didn't write this,because he is a huge drug addict and probably couldn't even spell half of these words correctly. By the way,the child support is paid and Kveta brings home lots and lots of girls for this deadbeat to f u c k in glorious 3 ways!
Anyone who knows Joe knows that laws don't apply to him. He hates illegal immigrants but only if they are Mexican. He claims to be a law-abiding citizen but the last I checked, growing 100+ pot plants in your basement is against the law. He is selfish and childish. Hey Joe - there's more to being a father than paying child support.
G O B L O W K R A U T

Chicago, IL

#39 Sep 24, 2011
friendoftherealkraut wrote:
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Anyone who knows Joe knows that laws don't apply to him. He hates illegal immigrants but only if they are Mexican. He claims to be a law-abiding citizen but the last I checked, growing 100+ pot plants in your basement is against the law. He is selfish and childish. Hey Joe - there's more to being a father than paying child support.
I'm sure that you are a wonderful parent that never smoked pot. At least I put my real name and am not a p u s s y posing as Kraut.
G O B L O W K R A U T

Chicago, IL

#40 Aug 20, 2012
kraut wrote:
joseph sessler has no room to talk on illegal immigration at all. he married his current wife (an illegal alien from the czech republic) because she was about to be deported. kieveta sessler has never worked a legitamite job in her life and is a thief. kieveta's mother is about to be deported, and her mother's boyfriend has already been deported. kieveta's mother is wanted in the czech republic for embezzlement. i should also mention joseph sessler became a deadbeat dad shortly after marrying kieveta, and instead of trying to catch up on his back child support joe was more interested in keeping his new wife and himself intoxicated. the idea that a loser like joe sessler even has an opinion about illegal immigration is part of the real problem in america.
This is funny. I refused the homosexual sexual advances of this "person" masquerading as Kraut, and then he libels me with a distorted history of my family. Damn. Go find another man that you want to blow, stop harassing normal people. Jeez.

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