Economic strains stirred one New Lenox family to create a garage sale business.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Economic strife stirs creativity and ingenuity.
In Illinois the unemployment rate remains persistently high. Figures for July 2012 revealed an 8.9 percent rate, which is 0.6 percent higher than the national average, according to the Illinois Unemployment Department of Numbers. Despite slow growth of traditional jobs, people are overcoming these obstacles through creative and intuitive endeavors. Take, for instance, New Lenox's Patrick Kukosh, a 42-year-old union painter who has been out of a laborer's job for two years. His wife, Kristy, is a pediatrics nurse at the University of Chicago Hospital; the couple has a home and three children to raise. The house is neither big nor new. It's an average three-bedroom frame home. He built the second-floor addition himself in 2005. He added …