Hootoonian

Danville, IL

#1 Dec 7, 2009
Deano's Bar is closed til further notice.
Gibson City

Satsuma, AL

#2 Dec 7, 2009
Yay!
GFY

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Dec 8, 2009
But why is it closed?
reality check

United States

#4 Dec 9, 2009
Gees have u seen the big crowds at any bar lately? 2nd chance was closed last nite. There is no money in this town so y would anyone own a business here?
Truth

United States

#5 Dec 9, 2009
2nd chance was closed last night because the bartender was sick.

Since: Dec 09

Des Moines, IA

#6 Dec 10, 2009
money is one of the main reasons my husband & i moved! there's nothing much left of hoopeston. i remember when i was a kid, hoopeston was a wonderful place to live but now that i am in my 30's & i've seen all the changes that have been made, not many for the good, it's depressing!

“remember Beth Sarim”

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#7 Dec 14, 2009
I lived in Rossville for about 12 years on and off ( had a place in Florida)- I agree there are few good jobs. At least my old home has been fixed up by some retirees who bought it 19 years ago. I retired myself( from Indianapolis) and moved to SW Florida this year- 13% unemployment here, but the house was really cheap and I have a pension, so I can't complain much. 9 months ago you could buy almost new homes, hundreds of them, for $50K-condos were $20-40k, they were sold to mostly cash buyers. You have to go up to $150k to find a decent house here today. I lived in Hoopeston, too in the 70's- it was a good place for work- people used to drive through town, find a job and a place to live in a couple days time. Main street was busy with shoppers on the weekend. It's all faded history thanks to the Chinese and Mexican imports.
Billyj

United States

#8 Oct 2, 2010
No, it's faded into history due to everyone here being such cheapskates that they'd rather drive 30 miles to walmart to save 50 cents on a can of beans instead of buying them at iga!

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