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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.

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Electronic/hazardous waste collection tomorrow (Sat. 11/1)

...electronic and hazardous waste collection day tomorrow, Sat. 11/1 at the church parking lot (10244 S. Longwood, behind the Irish castle).  Cash donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of transporting...

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CN100 Game of the Week: IHSA Football Playoffs Round 1 - Brother Rice vs. Naperville Central

NAPERVILLE – The road to a second straight Class 8A state championship starts on a difficult note for Naperville Central.
The Redhawks welcome a team that may be more battle tested than any in the state in Brother Rice. The 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff will be broadcast by CN100 at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. You can also find the game throughout Chicagoland with Xfinity On Demand.
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NAPERVILLE – The road to a second straight Class 8A state championship starts on a difficult note for Naperville Central.
The Redhawks welcome a team that may be more battle tested than any in the state in Brother Rice. The 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff will be broadcast by CN100 at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. You can also find the game throughout Chicagoland with Xfinity On Demand.
“We played one of the toughest schedules in the state, most likely in the Midwest,” Brother Rice coach Brian Badke said.
Brother Rice (6-3) was co-champion in the rugged Chicago Catholic Blue, with losses to Providence in Week 8 and to two teams outside of Illinois.
“Their players will be battle tested from the tough schedule they play,” Central coach Mike Stine said.
Central's seven-game win streak was snapped by a desperate Wheaton Warrenville South team last week.
Central rode senior running back Kevin Clifford, who had 1,243 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. Junior quarterback Conor Joyce passed for 879 yards and two touchdowns, adding four rushing touchdowns.
Brother Rice boasts the Catholic Blue co-Offensive Player of the Year, senior Marcus Jones. He ran for 752 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 26 catches for 464 yards and four TDs.
Senior quarterback Alex Alarcon registered a dynamic season, throwing for 1,961 yards and 16 touchdowns. He added 529 yards and seven scores rushing. His top target is sophomore receiver Ricky Smalling (56 catches, 830 yards, nine touchdowns). He also spreads the ball to junior Julian Blain and senior Zach Hayes on the outside.
“I would say they will be the best team we have faced this season,” Stine said.
Junior DB Jordan Boyd leads the team with 65 tackles and three interceptions. Senior defensive lineman has 47 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks. Senior linebacker Jim Opoka contributed 54 tackles.
“They are physical up front and they have great athletes in the secondary,” Stine said.

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CN100 Game of the Week: IHSA Football Playoffs Round 1 - Brother Rice vs. Naperville Central

The 2014 IHSA Football Playoffs kick off on the CN100 Game of the Week when the Brother Rice Crusaders and Naperville Central Redhawks meet in first round action.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at Naperville Central High School.
CN100 will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, on The Comcast Network. You can also watch the game anytime with Xfinity On...

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The 2014 IHSA Football Playoffs kick off on the CN100 Game of the Week when the Brother Rice Crusaders and Naperville Central Redhawks meet in first round action.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at Naperville Central High School.
CN100 will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, on The Comcast Network. You can also watch the game anytime with Xfinity On Demand.
Stay up to date on all of CN100’s games this season by visiting our website, or follow CN100 Sports on Facebook and Twitter to see where our crew will be next. When the games are done, tune into to see the best in Chicagoland prep sports each week with CN100 Sports Weekly. You can also find video clips and highlights with Sports Weekly on YouTube.
The CN100 cameras will also be in the stands as Battle of the Fans returns to find out which school has the biggest and best student section. Visit the BOTF YouTube page for weekly segments featuring Chicago area students showing off their school pride.

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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

...beer with a side of Chicago ghost stories on a visit to Horse Thief Hollow (10426 S. Western Ave., Beverly, 773-779-2739) with the team from History on Tap. The evening includes a...

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...The excitement takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the city’s WhirlyBall facility (1880 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-486-7777)—register for the showdown here...

...ton of spooky Chicago history (as well as bus transit from the Gage, located at 24 S. Michigan in the Loop, down to the brewery and back.) Pick up a $30 ticket here...

No tricks, just a treat from Falafill (3202 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-525-0052). Any purchase will nab you a free piece of their baklava (well, today only it’s called “BOOklava”) for dessert.

Take a trip to Alsace at Le Bouchon (1958 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown, 773-862-6600), where they’ll be serving a family-style array of the...

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Chicago: Top 10 Bacon Burger Joints

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...Wine says make sure to try the bacon burgers at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse at 300 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654. “The bacon just pops the flavor of the burger,” says Matthew Moore...

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    This article is recommending Hop Haus. So much for timeliness.

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Central Beverly House For Sale 10353 S. Seeley Avenue

Located in the Longwood Drive Historic District
Serious Inquiries Only
Please Call 773.551.6355

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    Thanks @ David McCLain, the reason I asked whether or not it's in the landmark district is two fold, I was about to put in an offer for the property on 10534 Hamilton (not sure about the correct address) then my wife saw your comment, we are looking for something that sits back from the property line like yours. As Alice indicated why is it not listed? And what's your asking price? If it's in the landmark zone, I really can't do anything with it like a total upgrade...

  • Morgan Park District Resident & Alice Hunter thanks again for your inquires.
    The house is listed on Zillow. Please see below link
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10353-S-Seeley-Ave-Chicago-IL-60643/4145990_zpid/
    Please call if you want to see the property.Thank you

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price

What is the current asking price? People should have an idea of if they could afford the purchase plus rehab expense

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Electric aggregate program?

Anyone have insight on the letter I received in the mail today regarding the electric aggregate program offering "lower" rates for electric? I have to opt out by oct 31st. Is anyone opting to stay in it? Not sure what to think of this. Any insight is appreciated

  • Try using this comparison from the Citizens Utility Board:
    www.chicagopowercalculator.com

    You'll need an electric bill to input the killowatt hours you've used in the past year.

  • All service providers (whether you do the aggregate program, pay ComEd as the service provider, or go through an outside company for your electricity) have to go through ComEd for delivery of the service because they own the lines. I've gone through other providers in the past before I moved to the city and the rates in the aggregate program are significantly lower than other non-ComEd providers are.

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Dogs

As long as you are not leaving them out for a long period of time I don't see why you should have to change. When mine go out it is when they need to. I never leave them out for more than a few minutes and if they start to bark, they have to come back in. If I am out with them, they stay longer and are fine. There is no pleasing some people no matter how hard you try, so long as it is with in reason on your part - oh well.

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Re: Edison VS city version

We have had it since it started and the rates are lower. If they change or raise it you can switch back to Edison. Most of the neighbors on my block have it and are pleased with it.

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95 Problems: A Walk Down the South Side’s Most Notorious “Stroad”

...retired contractor Edward Carthans, eighty-one, slumped over the steering wheel of his pickup near 95th and Western, police said. Carthans refused help and instead sped west on 95th, colliding with three cars...

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...racer who was one the first African-American professional athletes. Just east of there, the 95th and Ashland intersection will be the southern terminus of the planned Ashland bus rapid transit route...

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