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Landlord Responsibility?

I contacted my landlord in February about the fact that my smoke detector doesn't work, and then again in March. I am still waiting for a new one. He lives in my building, so one would think he'd be a little more concerned about fire safety. I know it's the landlord's responsibility to provide a smoke detector and since it's only a few dollars, I could certainly go out and buy one, but I'd like to know what my rights are as a tenant and what actions I can take?

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Integrys switched back to ComEd

I recently received a "Confirmation of Drop" notice from ComEd stating that around May 15th, Integrys will no long be my supplier and that I am being switched back to ComEd. Did anyone else receive a similar notice? I don't understand why I am being switched back to ComEd.
Thank you for you help.

  • There are indeed better deals than Chicago's (and that largely depends on being willing to go into a 1 or 2 year contract with termination penalties) -- but I'm just saying that Integrys is better than Comed's own deal.

    If you want to be able to opt out at any time with no penalty, the Integrys deal is one of the better ones out there.

    Other deals > Chicago/Integrys aggregation > ComEd/opt out

  • Erin Criss Property Manager 722 W Diversey WFH business owner

    I just received a renewal notice from them?

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Updated 7 hours ago

Beware of Energy Plus - Stick with ComEd

I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be....

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I was wondering why my electric bills seemed kinda high. Not crazy high, but more than they should be. I figured it must have something to do with that offer I signed up for to have my energy delivered by Energy Plus. I was a sucker for their airline miles offer. What was going on was that every month their charge went up by mere pennies, but last month the electric bill was about $30 more than it should be. This winter we all saw higher bills of course because of the brutal winter. If you are using Energy Plus, call ComEd and cancel it. If you are considering signing up, read the fine print and cancel as soon as you can after getting the miles....or better yet, learn from my mistake and steer clear and warn your friends.

  • Adam in W Neighbors Wrightwood Neighbors can't be beat

    You can beat the ComEd price by shopping the market. Try Integrys or another company with a fixed price product.

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Integrys is actually more expensive than ComEd, Adam. They have multiple hidden charges.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Commercial fishing on lakefront around Belmont Harbor?

Last week I noticed a weird foam about 15 ft out on the water in an extensive ring. I asked a scientist friend who knows about such things. He said that the local fisherman have taken to the disgraceful practice of using fire extinguishers to push out 20 or more lines to catch fish and the foam is a result of the froth from the extinguishers.
Today I saw men dragging big carts of items such as extinguishers, various multi fishing lines, many large buckets and other equipment. etc over to the lakefront. Is this commercial fishing? What are they doing with the fish they catch? Are Lake Michigan fish being sold to local restaurants?

  • D3- snagging is legal but only from October 1 - December 31 http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/fishing-areas/fishing-hours-and-seasons/

  • inssane North Sider since 1981

    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However,...

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    Give me a nice rod and reel setup, a couple of brews, and a 70 degree breezy day and I will take a nice fight from a scrappy fish. What happened to 'anglers'? :)

    Anyhow, it isn't a guarantee that everyone is using only compressed air in the extinguishers. However, foam can come from multiple variables and sometimes is pretty normal, especially in the ocean harbors. Niagara falls is beautiful, til you get on the boat, look down and it looks like refuse from washing a bear with shampoo. If it's abnormal for that area (the foam) you can always find a resource to report it to.

    As for these fishing methods, there are clear rules as to how many lines/poles per licensed person, how many hooks on each line, daily limit quantity and size, etc. In IL you can have 3 rods per angler and up to two hooks per rod. So technically one lure with two treble hooks constitutes two hooks. If they are toting around 100 hooks with 10 on each line, that's illegal, and if they are using shopping carts I HIGHLY doubt anyone you see is commercial. Commercial actually harvest in worse ways...

    In WI, the DNR (dept. natural resources) handles these matters.
    I would be more worried about the amount of hooks/lines per person than anything. People like that tend to be haphazard as well. Would be great for that kind of barbed wire to wash up on shore huh?

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2 days ago

Pastor with religious message carries cross through Lakeview

As Bruursema arrived back at his church, at Damon and Wellington, he got a hug from a member of his congregation, and a few honks from people driving by.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

"Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, he invites you to follow him. I pray you hear his voice this weekend, Easter," he preached from the corner of Lincoln and Belmont.

2 days ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

Click here for more information:
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2 days ago

Coalfire Pizza coming to 3707 N. Southport

Confirmed today that they are coming to the former Hye Bar space, and hoping to open later this summer.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/coalfire-pizza-coming-to-3707-n.html

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Dryer Repair

Hi All-

Have a Frigidaire Gallery Heavy Duty front load dryer ~10 years old, that's making some bizarre noise when running.

Any recommendations for repairs on dryers?

3 days ago

Summer Adventure Camp at St Luke's

Hello everyone - I just wanted to share that to all parents of kids 3-11 that there is still room available at St Luke's Summer Adventure Camp for the summer. Camp runs from 9-3 with after camp care available and field trips on Fridays!

I hope to see some of you there with my kids!

http://www.stlukechicago.org/academy/campdescription.shtml

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6 days ago

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Ants!

It is spring and the ants have begun to march. In our experience last year, the little roundish traps didn't do enough. So, I think we need an exterminator. I'm okay with them doing what they need to do outside the house. But, I'm worried about the interior. I don't want the chemicals in the house and substances like vinegar don't seem to work well enough. Will hiring an exterminator just for the outside be sufficient? Any exterminator recommendations? Any ant removal recommendations?

Thanks

  • Steve Vance Thrice Decades on Melrose St.

    Cinnamon eh? I'm giving this a shot in the next week as I get them from tiny crevices and cracks that sometimes sitting the Terro traps by is near impossible.

  • Patricia 25 Year Lakeview Resident

    Important distinction: Carpenter ants--the big black ants--are like termites and very destructive. For them, I'd go with a professional exterminator. The little ants are an icky nuisance and can be dealt with by ant traps or cinnamon. Nievka, I love your description of a "tiny cinnamon wall."

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Updated 3 days ago

How to stop delivery of Red Plum papers?

Has anyone had success in getting the Tribune to stop delivering their Red Plum papers? I've called, posted on Facebook, tweeted, and while they say they will stop the delivery to our address, the papers keep coming. It's frustrating to see these papers piled in lawns, alleys, etc all over the neighborhood, especially with many now rotting from the rain/snow. If you have any advise, outside of tackling the delivery man and taking away his papers, please let me know. Thank you!

  • I sent an email to TribLocalValues@tribune.com and listed all the addresses where I wanted the Red Plum to stop. I requested email confirmation that my email was received. I got a nice response within 2 days, was told it would take roughly 2 weeks. and within 2 weeks all distribution had stopped at all of my buildings.

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    The Tribune probably gets paid based on circulation, so the more ad papers delivered, the higher their rate to the advertisers, and the lower their incentive to stop
    deliveries. I also find it annoying as hell, straight into the recycling bin. Totally wasteful.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Found large cat on School St

Large cat found on School Street on 04-13-2014. Neighbors said it has been hanging around backyard for a few days now. Please call 312-618-2366.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Will a quartz countertop remnant sell?

I know this is a weird question. We're replacing a countertop and are going to have leftover quartz. I don't want to take delivery of it if I can't get rid of it. Do you think this is something people would buy? Is there a want-ads listing service for building materials other than the obvious, like craigslist?

  • Could you please confirmd the dimensions of the remnant that you have and the price? I too, would be interested! THX.

  • L

    I don't know. I don't have it and won't take delivery of it unless I have a home for it. It is a slab that has two back splashes cut from it. As soon as I have more info, I'll post or PM you. Thanks.

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5 days ago

Brainy beauty seeks active, happy home

Quoting from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: "If he were a high school student, Bounder would be voted Most Likely to Succeed. Or perhaps Most Congenial. Heck, maybe even Best Eyes. In short, Bounder is an all-star — a smart cookie with impressive athleticism and a smile that confirms his unfailing friendliness.

Energetic and game for anything, Bounder thinks running around and playing catch are just about the most fun one can have. But this two-and-a-half-year-old has just as active a...

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Quoting from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: "If he were a high school student, Bounder would be voted Most Likely to Succeed. Or perhaps Most Congenial. Heck, maybe even Best Eyes. In short, Bounder is an all-star — a smart cookie with impressive athleticism and a smile that confirms his unfailing friendliness.

Energetic and game for anything, Bounder thinks running around and playing catch are just about the most fun one can have. But this two-and-a-half-year-old has just as active a mind — he’s already completed a formal training program with flying colors. Basic commands? Easy-peasy. Bounder loves learning and takes pride in all that he knows how to do.
Bounder’s looking for an active home and a person who loves exercise, the outdoors, and bonding through ongoing training as much as he does. Check out the beautiful Bounder in action right here.

Because Bounder is so full of life, and so ready to channel his enthusiasm, his friends at Helping Paws in Woodstock, Illinois, are looking to find him a loving home or foster home as soon as possible. If you think you might be the one for Bounder, please call Ravelle or Donna M at 815-338-4400.
Even if you can’t adopt or foster right now, you can still help spread the word by posting Bounder’s flyer anywhere pet-loving people might see it".

5 days ago

Dog looking for foster or forever home!

Deke is a 45 lb pit mix who is looking for a forever home or a foster! He was saved from CACC moments before it was too late. His current foster has a new job that will take her out of the house too often to continue watching him. He is about a year old, incredibly sweet and loves to play. Contact me or email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com

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Apr 12

Updated 6 days ago

Bikes stolen

Sadly, we went into our garage Friday morning and discovered both doors wide open and our bikes gone. We don't know if our garage mates left the door open, the door is faulty or if we left the door to our backyard unlocked, but however it happened, there is someone in the area stealing. So make sure that you watch for the garage door to go all the way to the ground before walking away.

We've filed a report with 311 as well as the stolen bike registry, but I don't have a ton of faith that we will be seeing them again.

  • Thanks Beeb and Mike! We will definitely have to check that out. We have sensor lights now, but clearly that didn't do much!

  • Therese Ten-year resident.

    24 hours after our bikes we're stolen in December, they appeared on Craig's List in the same posting. My husband responded as though he were an interested buyer, then called the police, who said they'd send a detective if the thief responded with an address. There was no response and a few hours later the post came down, which leads us to believe the thief knew or had learned our last name. So if your bikes appear on Craig's List, I'd recommend having friends query on your behalf. Good luck.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 13

New Development Ashland/School

Does anyone know what's coming up at the northeast corner of Ashland & School? It's been an empty bank for the three years we've lived here, and I'm curious what's coming to the neighborhood.

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Apr 12

Free Brookfield Zoo Ticket with each $5 donation to the Lane Tech Guitar booster club

Help support the Lane Tech recording studio! For each $5 donation, get one free Brookfield Zoo ticket, good for child or adult admission. A great deal for a good cause! Get them at Lane Tech after school or call 312.296.5311 to order. See the Lane Tech Guitar Booster Club Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/LaneTechRocks?ref=hl

Apr 10

Updated Apr 12

Building Maintenace Entered Condo Without Permission

I am an owner of a condo in Lakeview and the other day I came home to find that the painters my building hired unlocked and opened the front door to my unit to do some non-emergency work to my door frame. I have never given the building permission to enter my unit.

I called management to address the issue and they have yet to address my concern that the painters they hired entered my unit without permission.

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I am an owner of a condo in Lakeview and the other day I came home to find that the painters my building hired unlocked and opened the front door to my unit to do some non-emergency work to my door frame. I have never given the building permission to enter my unit.

I called management to address the issue and they have yet to address my concern that the painters they hired entered my unit without permission.

As an owner I am not sure how I report this to the city and get follow up since this to me in completely unacceptable. In addition to this being my home I have pets that I don't want strangers interacting with.

Does anyone know how I should appropriately notify the city of this? 311 said I should file a Trespassing report with the city but I figured I would reach out to a larger audience first.

Apr 10

Updated Apr 12

Remind me...wasn't there a hearing on allowing West Lakeview Liquors to expand

their ability to sell alcohol on either side of their store? You may recall the store was deli on one side and alcohol on the other. Allowing them to expand the sales was to support ease of customer care, not expanding the store. Well, they expanded. Go take a look. I am not a fan of another mega-liquor store this close to my house. I didn't support it before, and I certainly don't support it now.

  • In a backwards way, this thread has been really helpful. We've got some favorites that we have a hard time finding sometimes but it looks like this may be the place to put on our hunting list. Thanks, neighbors!

  • RT Here

    What a useless gripe. Get over it dude - this is a great neighborhood business. Find something useful to focus on. I just checked out WLVL today and love the expansion as there is much more room to navigate.

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