37 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Electrician Recommendations For Installing Cable Wires in Walls?

Hey Everyone,

I am buying a condo that has cable wired for the living room and the master bedroom. However, I want to move the cable hookup to the opposite wall in the living room and add a hookup to the spare bedroom.

Any suggestions/recommendations for electricians in the area who can do this type of work? I know Comcast would run the wires, but they won't run them through walls so that is out.

Also, anyone have experiences with this and roughly how much it cost? All answers appreciated.

Thanks!

  • No worries. Your comment had me worried, lol. I was thinking it was going to be way more complicated than I was thinking it would be :)

  • Who installs can lights at a reasonable price under 100 bucks a can and can do the job correctly?

42 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

  • Classroom Store Galore!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1482.56:
    My students need a laptop to help manage our inventory of our classroom store items and a variety of classroom reward items such as; fidget brain teaser puzzles, comfy floor seats, books, sharpeners, and more.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Project Cost:
    $1,482.56

    Suggested donation to help head of DonorsChoose.org/Charles Best get rich quick:
    $222.38

    Materials cost:
    $1,212.00

    You might ask, $1,482.56 for a laptop??? I encourage y'all to click on the "Learn More and Contribute" to see how gratuitous this request is.

    For starters, I am using a laptop with the same specs. I paid $350 for it on E-bay this past March.

  • Thanks to that lady who encouraged us to " learn more"

  • I shouldn't be sexist it could have been a man.

5 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

  • Preserving Our Learning

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.55:
    My students need a laminator, laminating pouches, and scissors to preserve their work and educational resources used in the classroom.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Maybe looking for ac /dc for guest speaker .

  • My students NEED to hire AC/DC to perform during recess to expand their music knowledge and appreciation.

3 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Milo Yiannopoulos’ Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash

CHICAGO — Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.

    Milo Yiannopoulos' Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash
    CHICAGO - Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • does a majority of these protestors/activist have jobs?
    I would be curious if they request a day off work to protest.

    how does that request off look,

    I can't work on Tuesday because I have to protest some gay guy from Britain that I don't want going to a theater...

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    does a majority of these protestors/activist have jobs?
    I would be curious if they request a day off work to protest.

    how does that request off look,

    I can't work on Tuesday because I have to protest some gay guy from Britain that I don't want going to a theater on the north side to speak his mind about politics for an event he legally booked. I have the free choice not to go, but just don't want others to go because they don't have the right to hear political views that are not my own.
    I need to go out of my way to make it my business and be offended because I think he is a threat to society. I think I am smarter then everyone else and fear that if people hear him, they may believe some of his views.

  • "does a majority of these protestors/activist have jobs?"

    I don't know but I know one from Portage park does work for the 99%.

    "Teresa Albano is co-editor of People’s World, a daily news website of, for and by the 99%. The People’s World reports on the movements for jobs, peace, equality, democracy, civil rights, labor, immigrant, LGBT and women’s rights, protection of the environment, and more."

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

BeefBelly restaurant has closed.

The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and...

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The BeefBelly restaurant at Lawrence and Central has closed. The shades are all shut with paper signs saying Tipsy Cow Cantina. Always thought it was odd to open so close to BrgrBelly on Irving.

From their Facebook page...
'We have decided that serving burgers at both Beefbelly & the “original” Brgrbelly within a 1 mile radius does not make a lot of sense and is pretty redundant for our great Northwest Side neighborhood so we have decided to re-concept and re-model Beefbelly into a Fresh & Funky Fiesta!! The "Tipsy Cow Cantina” opens this December and will feature tacos, salads, burritos, nachos, live music, karaoke, an amazing margarita bar…get ready for a whole new fresh and fun environment…

Also, Molly & Myles Ice Cream has closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you this coming Spring.'

42 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

  • Project Materials for All Three Classrooms!

    Ms. Gikas is asking for $610.06:
    My students need various materials to help jump start their learning! Students will use Tye Dye, Activity Posters, and school supplies to help enhance their learning. This project will be a grade collaboration in 2nd!
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Materials cost: $481.33

    Project Cost: $610.06

    About $130 profit and bogus expenses like:

    Fulfillment labor & materials: $30.00

    This "altruistic" organization isn't all that altruistic. Click on "Learn More and Contribute" to see "Where Your Donation Goes"

    These requests are out of control.

Oct 12

Updated 16 hours ago

Found dogs

Sharing again, now 2 dogs found together....let's get them home.

  • Cats that are in TNR colonies are there because they are feral. Friendly cats who are trapped as part of a TNR project are put up for adoption whenever possible. Although ferals are outside, colony caretakers provide food, shelter and, if needed, medical care. They are happier outside and, when taken care of, live reasonably long lives. I would prefer that all cats be inside cats, but it's not possible.

  • "colony caretakers provide food, shelter and, if needed, medical care. "

    ferals are fearful of humans.

    Tree house says

    "totally feral cat will USUALLY not:

    Let you touch her.
    Come out to eat during the daylight hours, unless they are starving and foraging for food to survive.
    Approach the food...

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    "colony caretakers provide food, shelter and, if needed, medical care. "

    ferals are fearful of humans.

    Tree house says

    "totally feral cat will USUALLY not:

    Let you touch her.
    Come out to eat during the daylight hours, unless they are starving and foraging for food to survive.
    Approach the food bowl until after you are out of sight."

    So how are caretakers able to detect illness to take them to the vet if needed?

    When I asked whiskers and tails rescue foundation if they Are tested for fiv
    and felv? Are they given vaccines? Are they rounded up for annual vet visits?

    Whiskers and tails rescue foundation replied..

    "They are spayed/neutered, given distemper shots,
    rabies shots, dewormed, treated with revolution, eartipped, and microchipped"---

    Which means no.

    Even easily treatable conditions can be deadly for cats who cannot be handled and regularly taken to a veterinarian. Minor cuts or puncture wounds can turn into raging infections and abscesses. Untreated upper respiratory infections lead to eyes and noses so caked with mucus that animals can barely breathe.Ferals often scratch their ears bloody, driven crazy by the pain and itching of ear mites and accompanying infections. Urinary tract infections, which frequently lead to blockage in male cats, cause extremely painful, lingering deaths if not treated.

    "when taken care of, live reasonably long lives"

    I think my idea of taken care of goes beyond what is actually being done.

18 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Flooded basement

I have about 12 inches of water in my basement from the recent storm that needs to be pumped out. Can anyone recommend someone honest and reliable?

  • @DebbieM, glad to hear the basement will be cleaned up correctly. It's something we take for granted sometimes, a dry basement over the lifetime of home ownership.

  • AS50, yes, I always thought a pool would be nice but not this way.

Oct 13

Updated 33 hours ago

Huge Protest Planned For Milo Yiannopoulos' Patio Theater Show

CHICAGO — More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.

But Melissa Basilone, who co-owns four businesses in the 6000 block of Irving Park Road with her husband Joe, said the theater operators were "shooting themselves in the foot" with their controversial decision.

The Basilones offered to host protesters at their Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, posting in the event page that "Hate has no home in the Irving Austin Business District, period."

    Milo Yiannopoulos Event Spurs Protest Plan For Patio Theater
    CHICAGO - More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • "I spread nothing that was "news" "

    Neither did i. That's the word you used for something I posted clearly stating "can't say for sure cuz I didn't see it "'---that may be your idea of news but its not mine.

    Its really hard to scramble through all the "news" on facebook but I will try to get to the source of that claim and verify or debunk it. I'm curious also

  • Freedom is freedom, preventing others from their rights is not Freedom,
    It's just the opposite. If you love your freedom remember this.

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Participants will meet at Portage Park, 4100 ...

Participants will meet at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., at 10:30 a.m. and walk to Galvin's Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence Ave., to eat and drink together, according to organizers. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171018/jefferson-park/noah-katz-walk-for-noah-portage-park-galvins-public-house

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Participants will meet at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., at 10:30 a.m. and walk to Galvin's Public House, 5901 W. Lawrence Ave., to eat and drink together, according to organizers. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171018/jefferson-park/noah-katz-walk-for-noah-portage-park-galvins-public-house

    'Walk For Noah' To Honor Toddler Killed In Jeff Park Crash
    CHICAGO - Friends and family of 2-year-old Noah Katz will host a memorial walk at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to mark one year since the toddler was fatally struck by a van in Jefferson Park. On Nov. 13, Noah and his mother were crossing Central Avenue when a van driver made a left turn from Giddings Street and hit them.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

6 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Portage Park man accused of touching teen he offered a ride

Harb, of the 3500 block of North Lavergne Avenue, was charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse, and was ordered not to have any contact with the victim. He has a similar case involving a 14-year-old pending from early September, authorities said.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

When the car arrived in the 3400 block of West Addison Street and the boy tried to exit the car, Harb started the car, which he did at least twice more, Anselmo said.

    Portage Park man accused of touching teen he offered a ride
    A Portage Park man with a history of offering rides to young men and boys, according to prosecutors, groped a 16-year-old boy after offering the teen a ride in August, authorities said Saturday. Isa Harb, 55, was ordered held on $40,000 bail during a hearing before Judge Michael R.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • He was on parole for assult and battery. He has a similar charge from September and 3 similar ones in 2007. The guy is a predator.

  • Well his history is with young men and boys so hopefully your daughter is safe!

Oct 13

Updated 41 hours ago

Shots Fired

Approx 4 shots fired this morning 4100/4200 N. Lockwood from a passing car. Nothing but trouble coming from that corner apartment building across from the school. Police were notified . Be careful out there & report incidents.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    As this city, county, and state circle the toilet, Arena's 'Gangbanger Paradise' at 5151 N. Northwest Highway will be the crowning turd for the northwest side demise.

    Gunfire by violent felons released by Dart, not prosecuted by Foxx, coddled and celebrated by Emanuel and Preckwinkle will become the 'crickets of the night,' along with the sirens of responding ambulances and squad cars.

    Bravo. Shakespeare couldn't have written a better tragedy himself.

  • Segregation? Around 4228 n hermitage? Ravenswood area?

    They already claim there is housing in their neighborhood on some post somewhere around here!

42 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACING EXISTING FRONT AND REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH, SAME SIZE AND LOCATION & DECONVERTING BASEMENT UNIT TO STORAGE. EXISTING 2-STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT.

    4851 W. Montrose Ave. Issued October 19, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODEL OF EXISTING BUSINESS UNIT ON FIRST FLOOR OF EXISTING TWO-STORY MIXED USE COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL MASONRY BUILDING. WORK INCLUDES INSTALLATION HAND SINK, DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND BUILD OUT OF RECEPTION AREA.

    5122 W. Irving Park Rd. Issued October 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Remove/replace plaster and plumbing fixtures. Install drywall 5/8" 120 sheets. Replace windows. ( Replace plumbing fixtures in 2 baths, 1 kitchen). All work same as existing. No structural work. Subject to field inspections.

    5737 W. Grace St. Issued October 18, 2017 Comment

42 hours ago

2 days ago

WGN Morning News’ annual trip to Fantasy Costumes

Special thanks to: Fantasy Costumes Open 24 hours 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave www.fantasycostumes.com/

    WGN Morning News' annual trip to Fantasy Costumes
    Special thanks to: Fantasy Costumes Open 24 hours 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave www.fantasycostumes.com/ ...
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • The Comic Relief in Learning to Read, Chapter 3

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.49:
    My students need engaging books to help them improve their fluency and comprehension.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment
  • Community Readers

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $203.42:
    My students need books and maps to help them learn about their communities.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment
  • This is How We Roll!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $842.18:
    My students need a variety of books from different genres that will capture their interest and increase their love for reading.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Handyman Needed

Posting for a friend who is looking for a handy man. Needs someone who can reinstall insulation, not a big job.

3 days ago

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