Chicago Restaurant Owes $118K In Overdraft Fees, May Have To Close

If you’ve felt the burn of a $35 overdraft charge, just be thankful you’re not Chicago’s Heartland Cafe, which has had to shell out $118,000 in cascading overdraft charges.

The Chicago Reader reports the restaurant is on the verge of closing because it’s behind on state sales tax payments and has to cough up liquor license fees soon. The $118,000 in overdraft fees came at $32 per instance over the past 18 months. An organization is holding a benefit to try and raise $100,000 to keep the restaurant afloat.

The Heartland in Crisis [Chicago Reader]
(Thanks, Bob!)