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Again with the television/internet service

OK folks, a Comcast rep was at my house yesterday and offered me a very attractive package with a two-year fixed price of $130/month. We get a faster internet service, premium stations, DVRs on two televisions, basic boxes on 3 with a total of 5 TVs hooked up for service.

Currently we're at $75/mo for Dish and about $40/mo for verrry slooow internet with AT&T. Both services seem intent on raising rates at least once a year.
My mom lives...

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OK folks, a Comcast rep was at my house yesterday and offered me a very attractive package with a two-year fixed price of $130/month. We get a faster internet service, premium stations, DVRs on two televisions, basic boxes on 3 with a total of 5 TVs hooked up for service.

Currently we're at $75/mo for Dish and about $40/mo for verrry slooow internet with AT&T. Both services seem intent on raising rates at least once a year.
My mom lives with us and we're paying about $27/mo for her very basic Xfinity service.
So we'd be saving a little cash but getting some upgrades. But I have the feeling I'm entering into a contract with Satan because of some of the Comcast stuff I've heard. I've also visited the office on Milwaukee and it was not a place of happiness and good Karma.

some input here...? We've pretty much talked out the dog poop issue...

  • Ralph Johnson Retired

    Beware of the Comcast monster. I signed with them for a one year contract. On the anniversary, I cancelled. I'm possible to watch a program for more than 20 minutes without it pixelating. Customer service? Right. Complain and they tell you it's you who has a problem. Cable; 500 channels and nothing on. I don't miss cable or the kardashians.

    Beware of the darkside (Comcast) TD. They will suck the marrow from your bones. Just as soon as they empty your wallet.

  • I switched from Comcast to AT&T and am T.H.R.I.L.L.E.D. Comcast is horrible, and I have no problems with AT&T. I work from home, the internet is perfect. Don't get Comcast.

13 hours ago

Perry the postman!

Join me and the Norwood Park Neighborhood in thanking Perry the Postman!! He has been working in the Norwood neighborhood for 16 years!! He has accepted a position in Palatine and will be leaving us in 2 weeks. Let's make April the official Perry the Postman Month. We'll miss you Perry! If you have or had Perry as your postman we will be accepting cards and/or gifts at the Norwood Seniors Network office at 6009 N. Nina for the next 2 weeks!

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Seeking Vendors for Edgebrook Festival May 30th

CALL FOR VENDORS

Everyday Edgebrook along with Local First Chicago present "Destination Devon - a street side festival"

Join us in Edgebrook on May 30th from 12-6pm at Central and Devon for a family friendly festival featuring live music, artisans, fun activities and more!

Now seeking vendors – see details below.

Event Details::
-Saturday, May 30th, 2015; 12pm-6pm
-Along Devon Ave. between Kinzua and Minnehaha
-Load in begins at 11:00 am. Load out is from 6:00-6:45 pm.
-Vendors must be...

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CALL FOR VENDORS

Everyday Edgebrook along with Local First Chicago present "Destination Devon - a street side festival"

Join us in Edgebrook on May 30th from 12-6pm at Central and Devon for a family friendly festival featuring live music, artisans, fun activities and more!

Now seeking vendors – see details below.

Event Details::
-Saturday, May 30th, 2015; 12pm-6pm
-Along Devon Ave. between Kinzua and Minnehaha
-Load in begins at 11:00 am. Load out is from 6:00-6:45 pm.
-Vendors must be set up by 12:00pm. At 12:00pm, unoccupied spaces will be redistributed and late vendors will not be permitted to set up. Booth fees will be forfeit.
-This event is outdoors without tents. It will be weather dependent. No rain makeup date.

Booth Fee::
FREE for Everyday Edgebrook business members NOT selling goods
$25 for Everyday Edgebrook business members selling goods (to cover cost of city of Chicago license fee)
$15 for nonmembers NOT selling goods
$40 for nonmembers selling goods (to cover cost of city of Chicago license fee)
-Anyone selling goods must provide their Illinois Sales Tax ID

Booth Details::
-Booth fee is for a 6'x3' space.
-Vendors will receive a PayPal invoice upon signing up.
-Invoices must be paid within 24 hours of receipt, or your space will be offered to the next vendor on the waiting list.
-Booth fees will be used to defray the cost of the necessary city permit and for advertising the event.
-Booth fees are nonrefundable even in the case of inclement weather.

Display and Sales::
-Vendors must bring their own tables, chairs, and displays.
-As a reference, 6'x3' is the size of (1) standard table. You, your booth, table, and all merchandise must fit within this space.
-All sales made outside are the responsibility of the vendor. Vendors must come prepared with enough change to cover their sales.

For more details or to sign up, email info@everydayedgebrook.com

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Apr 09

Updated 6 days ago

Fence Installation

Can anyone reccomend a reliable and fair priced fence company ?
Thanks

  • I feel the sudden need to defend Rustic Fence in Niles.

    They ARE reliable in my experience (they did our fence on both sides - we split the job into 2 year project). Did it exactly to specifications (custom), and while they were a $100 more than another company we...

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    I feel the sudden need to defend Rustic Fence in Niles.

    They ARE reliable in my experience (they did our fence on both sides - we split the job into 2 year project). Did it exactly to specifications (custom), and while they were a $100 more than another company we asked for a quote (and matched others), they were also much nicer in dealing with and helped me maneuver the permit process so it was not painful (it can be) and, finally, made 2 separate the quotes for us and the neighbor (so we didn't have to work out the split of cost between us and mess up our relationship in the process).

    They also did the work in reasonable time. Many companies I called at the time said 2 months... They had done it in 4 weeks AND cleaned up really well after themselves.

    If you are removing old soil under your fence - remember to include it in the quote (they need additional truck to come in and pick it up). The salesman will point it out.

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    My experience with Rustic wasn't as positive.
    Installers were messy, crude and didn't follow specs as they should have.
    Some materials were lesser quality than what was displayed at their sales site.
    They were fast,tho.
    In such a rush they managed to dump gasoline on my lawn,leave piles of dirt...

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    My experience with Rustic wasn't as positive.
    Installers were messy, crude and didn't follow specs as they should have.
    Some materials were lesser quality than what was displayed at their sales site.
    They were fast,tho.
    In such a rush they managed to dump gasoline on my lawn,leave piles of dirt behind, install crooked post, and do a half a** job on the gate hardware.
    Discovered later that they didn't .cement a couple of the post properly
    I believe the company had changed hands from when I had previously done business with them..I won't use or recommend them again.

Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Need new cement steps

Need recommendations for new cement steps. Thank you

  • We just had our front steps replaced and I found Saul Lopez on Angies List. Out of all the estimates his came in the lowest and I can see why he has an A rating on AL...I am very pleased with the results. His number is 773 648 1823 and 773 777 2459. Nice guy to do business with.

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Updated Apr 10

Muffler Shop

Can someone recommend a good muffler shop? My wife's car is loud and probably needs a replacement from the catalytic converter back.

  • Express Muffler Brakes and Complete Auto Repair

    +1 (773) 622-4142
    6362 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60639-2650
    United States

    Good work at reasonable prices. My dad and bother have taken their cars there. I took mine in last year.

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Apr 08

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Apr 03

Updated Apr 08

poor reception on Channel 5 tv with antenna

I'm trying to cut the cable & bought an HD Mohu leaf indoor antenna. I thought I'd have a problem getting reception on Ch2 but was surprised to find the problem is Ch5. Every time a jet flies over, the picture pixilates & audio freezes. I'm wondering if others with antennas have experienced this. Also wondering if anyone knows if placing an HD antenna on my roof would fix the problem.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    I have the same problem with antennae reception when the planes fly over. I'm in a condo and hooked up to the common antennae on the rooftop. My wifi also experiences some freeze-ups too. Last Friday night, I gave up on watching Amazing Race, CBS, because the reception was so bad.

  • Ruth J long time resident

    I appreciate the feedback. I kept wondering if the problem was the type of antenna, or the location of the antenna, or the location of the property...but from the responses it seems to be all of the above.

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Mar 31

Updated Apr 06

Job Hunting

Would like to know my neighbors' experiences on job search websites that they found successful. I don't know how successful monsters, career builders and indeed are in job searches. Any suggestions would be appreciated thank you so much.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Indeed.com or simplyhired.com will comb through the job boards for you. You will probably have better luck with networking events.This is probably the best source for job-search advice http://www.humanworkplace.com/

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    I agree with Robin - networking of any kind is a far better use of your time than dealing with job boards. Also, don't neglect to have an up-to-date presence on LinkedIn.

  • I had good luck with LinkedIn and CareerBuilder.

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