Yarn-shop own­ers blame 911 out­sourc­ing for clo­sure

Chicago Sun-Times - - SUBURBAN BEAT -

A yarn store in down­town Wau­conda is clos­ing its brick-and-mor­tar op­er­a­tion af­ter less than two years in busi­ness, and the own­ers are blam­ing the vil­lage board’s de­ci­sion to shut down the town’s 911 cen­ter. The Un­rav­eled Yarn Shop opened in Au­gust 2014 at 110 N. Main St., across from vil­lage hall. The 400-square-foot shop is owned by Jes­sica LoBue and her mother, Joanne Sch­moeller, who also works as a po­lice dis­patcher in­Wau­conda. The pend­ing clo­sure of Wau­conda’s 911 cen­ter— a move of­fi­cials say was made to re­duce vil­lage spend­ing— will cost Sch­moeller and about 10 other dis­patch­ers their jobs. That in­come was needed to help keep Un­rav­eled afloat, the women said.

—Rus­sell Lis­sau

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