What happened to the Advertiser in Antioch?

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#23
Dec 14, 2012
 
Tried the online version several times. It never seemed really "complete", as if they were still working on it. I did like that it allowed me to view items by Category, instead of having everything in what appeared to be a random jumble in the print version; made it quicker to see if anyone was offering what I was looking for.
Pam Robinson

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#24
Jan 18, 2013
 
trc wrote:
My husband worked for this company for years. His last delivery for them was August 2012. As of today they still have not paid him. This company didn't even have enough care in the world to let workers know that they closed their door. As of today my husband still has not received his last paycheck. No call, letter, nothing. Any one have any ideas on how the previous employees can get their last paychecks?
TRC, we are writing about the people who owned this publication and have just bought one in New York. Can you get in touch please?
pam.robinson@patch.com
Shaking my head

Lake Villa, IL

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#25
Jan 20, 2013
 
I miss all the bad grammar and typos. It was good for a lot of laughs. Loved to see what people were trying to sell.
Corine

Fox Lake, IL

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#26
Jan 21, 2013
 
I liked the recipes the readers sent in. Got some great ones from that paper. I miss it.
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Santa Maria, CA

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#27
Jan 21, 2013
 
I worked at the advertiser for 2 years all the way up until they shut the doors. My last paycheck was around $1000 and I never received it either. The advertiser was owned by the same people for years and new ownership came in and scammed everyone! It didn't close because it was a dying industry. it closed because the new owners had no experience in the newspaper business what so ever and ran it to the ground. The new owners not only didn't give us our last paychecks but they also stopped paying into people's 401K's and insurance as soon as they took over! Hope this helps
Corine

Fox Lake, IL

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#28
Jan 21, 2013
 
I'm so sorry for you. Can you sue them?? I imagine it happened to the whole crew.
Michelle

Trevor, WI

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#29
Feb 7, 2013
 

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<quoted text> Good point I didn't even think about those store ads. Sad to see another business go under. We will see a lot of changes with the way news is delivered, its the electronic age now.
The problem with that is that 95% of the job offerings on the internet are fake, false, or just looking to get information from you. It would be nice to have a paper that tells you who really is hiring, for a legit job....ugh
charlie

Cape Coral, FL

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#30
Feb 25, 2013
 
I was a pinter for 25 yrs .prepress printing is hard a way to make money anymore.the big guys put all the small guys out.now prices are so low you cant make it anymore . the internet killed printing .Now you can shop anywhere and get it in 3 days free shipping. ps antioch you let walmart in now the little guys are done will all be gone .real shame was real nice town 50 years ago but last 20 not so much.lol and taxs they are all going to head north
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

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#31
Feb 25, 2013
 
charlie wrote:
I was a pinter for 25 yrs .prepress printing is hard a way to make money anymore.the big guys put all the small guys out.now prices are so low you cant make it anymore . the internet killed printing .Now you can shop anywhere and get it in 3 days free shipping. ps antioch you let walmart in now the little guys are done will all be gone .real shame was real nice town 50 years ago but last 20 not so much.lol and taxs they are all going to head north
another blow to printing was the quick printing off a computer.
no mess, done within a minute, quality sucked but no one cares, anyone can run a printer hooked up to a computer.
Heck now you don't even really need the computer most can just print off the camera or phone. Still need a computer to make serious photo adjustments.
Point is printing is a dying business.
Shame really it used to be a great choice for a career.
Every printer i knew always took real pride in their work.
mike griffin

Chicago, IL

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#32
Mar 14, 2013
 
I too am sad the advert. Is no longer avail.i felt the co.really let all of us down,not a way to do buis.,i looked forward to that paper ea. Week as all of u have,what a shame ,were loosing all what long term res. Have relaxed,got hope,and basically just enjoyed the paper,,what a shame
Pam Robinson

Newark, NJ

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#33
Mar 14, 2013
 
Corine wrote:
I'm so sorry for you. Can you sue them?? I imagine it happened to the whole crew.
We wrote about the Advertiser's owners here when they tried to buy the Long-Islander newspaper. But the deal was called off. Here's the article:
http://huntington.patch.com/articles/long-isl...
ken

Libertyville, IL

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#34
Mar 18, 2013
 
where wil i go to put help wanted ads for my company now i use alot of people that dont have a computer so where will they see it ken
Pete

Mchenry, IL

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#35
May 10, 2013
 
The Advertisor wnt out of business and did not pay heir emplyees for their last week
JOSE

Zion, IL

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#36
May 11, 2013
 
I'M A GARAGE SALE JUNKY, WHERE DO PEOPLE POST THEIR GARAGE SALES NOW ?????? I HOPE SOMEONE WILL BRING IT BACK. THE NEWSUN ?? WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.
JOSE

Zion, IL

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#37
May 11, 2013
 
ken wrote:
where wil i go to put help wanted ads for my company now i use alot of people that dont have a computer so where will they see it ken
---HEY KEN, NEED SOMEONE TO MOW LAWNS ?? I'M 59 RETIRED AND BORED. NEED SOMEONE TO CUT LAWNS ??$ 12 AN HOUR ?? I'M AVAILABLE . I'M FIT AND I GO TO THE GYM 5 TIMES A WEEK. AT MY AGE I CAN STILL OUT WORK THE YOUNG KIDS. JOSE.
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Stockbridge, GA

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#38
Jul 5, 2013
 
I worked at the Advertiser back in 77, 78. It was a great place to work back then and I am sure it was all the way up until Carol sold it. Toby and Ron, Carols father and husband, have since passed away and I am sure she just wanted to retire. I am also sure that if she knew what was going to happen with the new owners, she would have found another buyer. They ALWAYS cared about their employees.

I was back in Antioch in January and couldn't believe it was closed... The old Printing Press, that I drove the forklift to place it, was still there.

Mick, Charlie (Hammu), Geske, Chester and the rest of the crew... Hope you are all well..
DamonZ28

Miami, FL

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#39
Oct 31, 2013
 
I know this thread is a year old, but I have to throw in my 2 cents. I work for a trucking company that hauled several loads of shoppers to different locations around Chicago, in early 2012. We racked up $8500 in transportation charges before we realized they weren't paying their bills. We never did recover any of that money, and it still stings. We tried to recover the money from the company that bought them, and at first they said they would pay, but then never did.

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