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is^ffl^^ See Pages 10 &. 11 For Special McHenry County Fair Section. SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 254 Clje iHuntkp Jfarmsiibt HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1994 - VOLUME 34, NUMBER 18 USPS 580-360 Thurow, Chesak Cut Senior Club's 20th Anniversary Cake ——— Lucille Thurow (left) and May Chesak were honored by the Huntley Senior Citizen Club as charter members at the club's 20th anniversary July 28. They were presented with rosebud vases and did the honors cutting the anniversary cake. Area Union Mechanics On Strike By Melissa Cavill Many readers may have noticed the picketers in front of King Chevrolet on Route 47 in Huntley. Members of Automobile Mechanics Union Local 701 throughout the Chicagoland area began picketing their places of employment at 7am, Tuesday, August 2nd. They say that they plan to remain there until 9pm every night until a contract agreement can be settled. After two months of negotiations, Chicagoland new car dealerships and the Automobile Mechanics Union Local 701 of Chicago failed to reach an agreeable settlement for renewal of their three-year contract By a vote of 1,845 to 46, the mechanics authorized a strike on Sunday, July 3IsL Mr. Paul Adams, the union's strike representative at King Chevrolet, said that over 200 new car dealers went on strike Tuesday, with over 2,700 trained and certified mechanics joining in the efforts. Mr. Adams said that some customers did cross the picket line, despite the strikers. He said that even though a customer can buy a car from the dealership, they cannot get Huntley Factory Shops To Open August 17th By Tracey Schwartz Huntley Factory Shops general manager, Julie Kroubetz, addressed the Huntley Senior Citizens Club at their 20th anniversary luncheon meeting last Thursday, July 28th. Kroubetz announced the new outdoor outlet complex would open its doors at 10am on Thursday, August 17, with a ribbon- cutting ceremony and festivities that day and throughout the weekend. Kroubetz explained the mall will open in four phases. Most of the 50 stores in the first phase will open on the 17th. The large rotunda seen from Rt. 47 and 1-90 will be a food court. Made up of eight vendors, the court will offer a variety of tastes including oriental, mexican, Italian and american cuisine. According to Kroubetz, other amenities at the mall will include an information booth, children's playground, resting areas, fountain and beautiful landscaping. Although Kroubetz would not reveal the names of any of the mall's stores, she said the store types would include men's, women's and children's apparel, shoes and housewares. She emphasized that the merchandise available at the mall would be almost entirely overstock, not seconds, of brand names commonly available from retail department stores. Kroubetz explained that part of her job was to make sure the outlet stores in the mall are truly offering discounted prices by cost comparing in area retail stores. The seniors discussed with Kroubetz ideas in the works for senior programs at the mall including walking. Julie Kroubetz, general manager for Huntley Factory Shops, spoke to Huntley seniors. discounts, and possible food court uses for the group. In conclusion, Kroubetz reminded everyone that the mall hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm, and not to forget their credit cards. Huntley Factory Shops Announce Tenants- By Melissa Cavill The news that everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! The hst of grand opening tenants was released Wednesday moming, following the general membership meeting of the Huntley Chamber of Commerce. The meeting, which was held at the site of the soon-to- be-opened Huntley Factory Shops, was said to be the largest chamber meeting turnout in quite awhile. The highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the future tenants and the tour of the shops. The tour revealed a large domed food-court, which Julie Kroubetz, Mall Manager, said would seat 400 people. The continued on page 6 llUm .LWUIll .l^H^L tii.H|^k.^i any warranty work done in tl. area, and those who buy a used vehicle under wananty cannot get any warrantied work done until the su-ike is over. When asked how long that will be, Adams replied "As long as it takes." Key issues being discussed include I) requests for necessary contributions into the mechanics' health insurance and pension funds; 2) guarantees that hours of pay will closely match the number of hours that mechanics are required to work; 3) wage increases to continued on page 3 : m. Union mennbers (from left to right) Brian Mishke, Neilan Petersen and strike leader Paul Adams are ' picketing in front of King Chevrolet on Route 47 in Huntley. The men are resolved to picket every day from 7am to 9pm. When asked how long that might be Mr. Adams replied, "As long as it takes."
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|