Oct 31

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Opt out of ComEd smart meter

Just wanted to bring attention to the ComEd smart meter opt out program. They keep the option pretty well hidden unless you search for it on your own. I'm unfortunately going thru the process of having one installed as I type. Only now have I even known about the possibility of opting out by being so upset with the project that's been going on that I started looking up online info about the smart meter itself. They are installing it...

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Just wanted to bring attention to the ComEd smart meter opt out program. They keep the option pretty well hidden unless you search for it on your own. I'm unfortunately going thru the process of having one installed as I type. Only now have I even known about the possibility of opting out by being so upset with the project that's been going on that I started looking up online info about the smart meter itself. They are installing it on the front face of my house so I wanted to see how much it would stand out so I was looking up images of them online. Then I came across the info on opting out. Of course it'll cost over $20 a month to do and supposedly by 2019 you won't have a choice. But things could change in that time if they see enough people having reservations about it. I started getting letters about needing to set up an appointment to have them come inside to plan for the change. Within a couple weeks of the first letter came another letter saying my power would be cut if I did not schedule an appointment soon. Never did any letter I received mention that there was an option to opt out. When I called to complain about that fact, way too late in the process by the way, the woman on the phone was so curious as to how I found out about the option of opting out. They are trying to keep it as hush hush as possible and aren't giving up info freely. Hopefully if you decide to get it where you live they won't be ruining your last couple months of summer tearing up the streets early in the morn & digging up your property so late in the season that cleaning it up will be a hassle in the time constraints of upcoming bad weather. Hopefully it won't be during Halloween so that the kids have dangerous obstacles and are completely prevented from using the sidewalk. I've just described my experience. If people would like to add the dangers and concerns to having smart meters I would love to hear opinions about that. So I big trick from ComEd on Halloween and in general.

  • The correct term to use with ComEd when opting out is to 'Delay' the installation. They will not acknowledge an opt-out option. When they do end up installing in your neighborhood, I was told that there would be 2 letters sent that I would be able to send back with acknowledgment of refusal. Then you will receive the 'Delay' monthly fee after the 3rd billing cycle. You can also purchase analog meters cheap on Ebay and direct from some websites in case they do change it out without permission.

  • @John - the read the meter many times througohut to track peak useage - not just once a month. That's what makes them "smart" since they can track usage peaks. So,the EMR is pretty much continous and non-stop. It also hits you from your neighbors meters as well, and beyond...

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    @John - the read the meter many times througohut to track peak useage - not just once a month. That's what makes them "smart" since they can track usage peaks. So,the EMR is pretty much continous and non-stop. It also hits you from your neighbors meters as well, and beyond the possible health issues, it also is well known for disrupting wifi signal strengh, especially if your router is right on the other side of the wall as the meter as is the case in my AZ house which has used the meters for years.

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Beverly Adult Soccer?

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This guy is betting on the popularity of mead

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Crash-and-grab fails after would-be thieves can't get in Beverly store

Officer Ronald Gaines, Chicago Police Department spokesman, said the thieves couldn't get past the minivan, which was wedged between two structural supports during the break-in at the Shop 147 clothing store at 2321 W. 95th St. The incident happened about 4:15 a.m.

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Crash-and-grab under investigation in Beverly

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Burglars attempt crash-and-grab robbery at high-end Beverly store

Two male suspects crashed a minivan into The Shop 147 at 2321 W. 95th St. at 4:17 a.m., according to police and store owner Ronnie Atieh.

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Attempted 'Crash-and-Grab' Reported in Chicago

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Chicago police search for thieves of possible smash-and-grab

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'Crash-and-grab' robbers hit Beverly store

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Chicago police search for thieves of possible smash-and-grab

The store ‘The Shop147′ is located at 95th and Claremont in the Beverly neighborhood. It sells upsacle clothing and other merchandise.

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Crash-And-Grab Burglars Hit Expensive Clothing Boutique In Beverly

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Possible crash-and-grab under investigation in Beverly

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Take Thee to the Park for Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

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Caption: Home at 10941 S. Wood St. where Torrez Moore was taken into custody in early morning raid on squatters. (Top to bottom) David Farr, aka Fahim Ali, Torrez Moore, and Raymond Trimble, who remains at large.

The alderman, who was present during the raid, said that 22nd District Police and FBI agents converged on six homes in Beverly and Morgan Park around 7 a.m. Tuesday. Ali was taken into custody in an unlawfully occupied home at 10941 S. Wood St. Moore was found a block away at 10821 S. Wood St.

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...are located at 10821 S. Wood Street, 10929 S. Esmond Street, 9022 S. Indiana Avenue, 9147 S. Greenwood Avenue and 4200 W. Rosemont Avenue. Trimble has claimed adverse possession of one home located at...

...Wood Street, 10929 S. Esmond Street, 9022 S. Indiana Avenue, 9147 S. Greenwood Avenue and 4200 W. Rosemont Avenue. Trimble has claimed adverse possession of one home located at 5501 N. Virginia Ave., according...

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Free classes offered on National Dance day

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Jun 27

Updated 6 days ago

Looking to buy...

Any home in the area around 250k. Working with an agent but open to any suggestions or for sale by owners. Currently renting in Bev., and would like to stay close.

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    There's a raised ranch on Talman about 100th or 101st.

  • 10440 S. Wood is going on the market shortly.
    E. Garnet Fay
    773-841-3373

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