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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE DRYWALL, FLOOR TILES, DOORS, WINDOWS, PAINT WALLS & CEILINGS. ELECTRICAL PERMIT #100729876 ISSUED 10/6/2017. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    7242 W. Touhy Ave. Issued October 17, 2017 Comment

47 hours ago

SMASH Toys And Collectibles, Mecca Of Obscure Culture, Open In Edison Park

No matter the age or background of the customer who wanders through the doors of SMASH Toys and Collectibles, 7222 W. Touhy Ave., Schoonveld is confident he can dig out an object that unearths buried childhood memories.

    SMASH Toys And Collectibles, Mecca Of Obscure Culture, Open In Edison Park
    EDISON PARK - Jonathan Schoonveld is in the nostalgia business. No matter the age or background of the customer who wanders through the doors of SMASH Toys and Collectibles, 7222 W. Touhy Ave., Schoonveld is confident he can dig out an object that unearths buried childhood memories.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 days ago

Licensed electrician

I'm looking for a licensed electrician to reroute my over head wires from the house to the pole. Maybe someone who's works close with the city/com-ed since they have to OK it.

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Updated 5 days ago

Electrician's Advice

Dear Neighbors

I am in a situation and I am hoping for a creative suggestion.

Like many neighbors we have an old bungalow. We had a contractor (who will not be returning to our home) who cut the electric in the ceiling feed as short as humanly possible. I am attempting to tie the electric back in for some of the runs but I'm running in to a snag, The old wiring has some cloth and I cannot get it...

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Dear Neighbors

I am in a situation and I am hoping for a creative suggestion.

Like many neighbors we have an old bungalow. We had a contractor (who will not be returning to our home) who cut the electric in the ceiling feed as short as humanly possible. I am attempting to tie the electric back in for some of the runs but I'm running in to a snag, The old wiring has some cloth and I cannot get it to budge. I've traced and toned out the wires and I know where they terminate and there is slack but I just can't get it to move and I'm worried that if I pull too hard I could end up breaking the wires within the conduit.

I am hoping to not have to completely re-wire the house at this time and suggestions.

Thank you!

  • Eric Blair Never again! But never forget!

    Mr Bushman and whomever is:" in the manor " are absolutely right with terrorizing foresight.
    Cover it or remove it : COLD. Bring in a larger than you need and the next owner will need. Branch from it with care leaving more than sufficient extra wire for inspection or connections...

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    Mr Bushman and whomever is:" in the manor " are absolutely right with terrorizing foresight.
    Cover it or remove it : COLD. Bring in a larger than you need and the next owner will need. Branch from it with care leaving more than sufficient extra wire for inspection or connections for your planned project then add 30 to 50%!
    You can, almost, always go larger, stronger and better coated, bigger boxes and more of them to stay clear of bad locations or other lines which may be conductive: but NEVER the opposite.

    My experience? I opened an old natural gas iron pipe that WAS regular used to run electrical wiring to update gas lighting, back then.
    But in 1972 it was : STILL LIVE WITH GAS WIRING THE PIPE WITH TWO LIVE CIRCUITS! I can see and smell them to this day.

    After that, I would never consider a less than over kill job with options. Never cut any corners or in doubt: go with more safety & capacity, never less!

    Electrical repair & upgrading WILL be very expensive.
    Much less than death, especially lingering death by fire. Bad wiring starts with gassing off, which hopefully will render you unconscious before your body will be incinerate, but the children next door may not get out while fully conscious full of adrenaline and feel their skin melt! The first responders will put their lives in your hands today, to get you out and save the children tomorrowbut: but you'll be dust: or who doesn't know ( like I didn't know) what you did before they moved in.

    Just think about it?
    Then pray for every minute from this point on that you knew what was in there!

  • If you have enough wire tape it to the blade of a reciprocating saw and run the saw at slow speed to jerk on the wire with the short strokes from the saw. Option 2: If in a ceiling box: connect another wire to the wire you want to pull out then tie that wire to 15/20 pound weight and let it hang there, it will slowly peel the fabric coating from the pipes rusty grip.
    I've been successful with both options.

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  • St. Juliana School reviewed

    St. Juliana school is a small, Catholic school on the Northwest side. They don't have the type of resources that other Catholic schools in the area have, and the administration does not work well with families who have children who need any type of classroom accommodations. My son had very basic accommodations that were not followed. He now attends a public school, where he tested in the 94th percentile for reading on the NWEA test; his test scores allow him to apply to CPS Gifted Schools. Instead of embracing his intelligence, they labeled him as a "difficult" child and sat him in the hallway to do his work. A bullying situation went undocumented, despite the procedures outlined in the Catholic Schools handbook. This school has many families that attend generation after generation; they tend to support the school regardless of what other students experience. Because this school does not accept any funding from the state, there is no legal requirement for them to even follow their own guidelines.

    St. Juliana School (7400 W Touhy Ave) Published on GreatSchools October 9, 2017 Comment

Oct 09

WIP Theater Suffers 'Devastating' Fire, Thousands Raised For Repairs

CHICAGO — More than 100 people combined for almost $9,000 in donations to The WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, within 24 hours of the Edison Park comedy club being damaged in a fire Sunday morning.

    WIP Theater Suffers 'Devastating' Fire, Thousands Raised For Repairs
    CHICAGO - More than 100 people combined for almost $9,000 in donations to The WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, within 24 hours of the Edison Park comedy club being damaged in a fire Sunday morning. The fire was reported just before 10 a.m., according to Officer Christine Calace, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 09

WIP Theater Sees 'Devastating' Fire, $6,000 Raised Within Hours

CHICAGO — More than 90 people combined for more than $6,000 in donations to The WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, within hours of the Edison Park comedy club being damaged in a fire Sunday morning.

    WIP Theater Sees 'Devastating' Fire, $6,000 Raised Within Hours
    CHICAGO - More than 90 people combined for more than $6,000 in donations to The WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, within hours of the Edison Park comedy club being damaged in a fire Sunday morning. The fire was reported just before 10 a.m., according to Officer Christine Calace, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 09

Fire Destroys WIP Theater In Edison Park

Officers and firefighters responded at 9:54 a.m. to the fire in the 6600 block of North Northwest Highway, according to Chicago Police.

    Fire Destroys WIP Theater In Edison Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The WIP Theater, host to a variety of shows daily, was destroyed by a fire that tore through the Edison Park neighborhood building Sunday morning on the Northwest Side. Officers and firefighters responded at 9:54 a.m. to the fire in the 6600 block of North Northwest Highway, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

Cleaning brick on the front exterior of home

The brick on the front of our house is rather dirty looking. Is it possible to improve the look of it? Is it an expensive process?

  • Have you tried soap and water in a power washer?

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Get some muriatic acid and either scrub it on with a large scrub brush and rinse thoroughly with your hose, rent a large power washer and upstream the muriatic into the washer, then rinse completely. Be aware if you do this yourself, don't get any muriatic in your eyes or...

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    Get some muriatic acid and either scrub it on with a large scrub brush and rinse thoroughly with your hose, rent a large power washer and upstream the muriatic into the washer, then rinse completely. Be aware if you do this yourself, don't get any muriatic in your eyes or on your skin, and don't blow off your mortar by turning the pressure up too much! Or you can just get a few estimates from a tuckpointing contractor, chose your poison. If you do it yourself, thoroughly saturate all vegetation before and after cleaning.

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Updated Oct 06

New to the area

Looking for good dry cleaners..any suggestions?

Oct 02

Updated Oct 06

Spanish Tutor

Hello
Just wondering if anyone knows an affordable Spanish language tutor in the Edison Park area. Thanks

  • I live in EP I am from Ecuador so I am a native spanish speaker if you are interested I can help tour kids with spanish.

  • SEV

    I'm interested in the tutoring. How do I get a Hold of you on EB?

Oct 06

  • Permit issued for new construction

    RS-2 - ERECT NEW, FRAME, 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE WITH BASEMENT, REAR OPEN DECK AND FRAME DETACHED 3 CAR PRIVATE GARAGE AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    6822 N. Olcott Ave. Issued October 4, 2017 Comment

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Updated Oct 05

Brake job

Who do you all use for brakes? I have want the best price possible, also quick and reliable. Usually take it to the dealer but want to support the small businesses. Thanks

  • raven58 long long time portage Parker 54 yrs. strong

    Petes Auto at Higgins and Milwaukee you can jump on any bus line or blueline downtown anywhere in the city this guy stands behind his work and guarantees his work 773–725-3030 give this guy a try he's from the Jefferson Park community....

  • I know a guy who lost his legs at 18, met him when he was about 40, he drove an crx. Pretty cool set up for him.

    Thanks everyone

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  • St. Juliana School reviewed by a parent

    St. Juliana is by far the best school on the Northwest Side! St. Juliana has met all of our expectations for our daughters. We are so happy that our girls are going to a school with a rigid academic structure and a strong religious component. Also, there are so many opportunities for extra-curricular activities outside of sports. The investment into this Blue Ribbon school is a smart one!

    St. Juliana School (7400 W Touhy Ave) Published on GreatSchools September 27, 2017 Comment

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Sep 27

  • Help Us Focus and Try Our Best

    Ms. Shyman is asking for $189.34:
    My students need dividers to support their attention to the skill/lesson they are working on.
    Ebinger Elementary School Comment

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