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Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • I am interested as well. We have someone but he never seems to be available and always talks about retiring soon. A bit disturbing since he is much younger than we are. Thank you for your post.

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41 hours ago

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2 days ago

Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park

200 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 8, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

100 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

500 block of S. Michigan Ave. on November 12, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. 

    Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park
    As shoppers, tourists and residents flock to downtown Chicago this holiday season, police are warning of groups of teenage robbers targeting pedestrians in the popular Grant Park area. The co-ed groups have robbed tourists and residents walking at night along Michigan Avenue between Congress and Balbo, including in Grant Park, police said in a community alert.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 days ago

Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park

The first robbery was reported about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the 200 block of East Balbo Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100...

...Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100 block of East Balbo Drive on Nov. 9, police said. The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8...

...The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8:05 p.m. in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, police said...

    Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park
    Chicago police are warning people about three violent robberies that happened in or near Grant Park during several evenings this month. In the robberies, a group of up to 10 teenage boys and girls approached people on the sidewalk, punched them in the head and kicked them on the ground, according to a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

4 days ago

    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Nov 09

Updated 5 days ago

Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

6 days ago

timp37 posted 2 photos to Flickr:

6 days ago

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 12

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Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

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Nov 11

Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two...

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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 09

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

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Nov 02

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Nov 01

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Where comedians put there skills to the test after indulging in a few delicious brews from Motor Row Brewing. The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
More info at: mrandmrssmithcomedy.com

Nov 01

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    Confessions of a Condo Board member.... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Oct 28

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Oct 25

How to Check if you are Entitled to a Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 25

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Oct 22

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Oct 20

13 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

...Parade celebrates the city’s diverse arts community. The family friendly parade steps off at Columbus and Balbo right at dusk with floats, costumes and performances. Don’t forget about the pre-parade...

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TRUMP TWITTER LIBRARY: The Daily Show's The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library opens on Friday and runs through Oct. 22. in the Great Hall at 225 S. Canal St. This is a can't-miss chance for an alternate view at the activities of the U.S. Tweeter-In-Chief.

    13 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend
    This weekend has eats, drinks, a Twitter library for the ages and more. CHEERS + DRINK FEST: Social Power Hour hosts the Cheers + Drink Fest at Concord FiftyFive from 6 to 9 p.m. Local distilleries, breweries and wineries including FEW, Rabbit Hole and Cooper's will be showcased, plus food will be available for purchase from Knife & Tine.
    http://chicagoist.com

Oct 18

Channel your inner superhero, get in costume ...

...21. Bring your friends and family and join in the fun! Meet at 5pm at 900 S Columbus (by Grant Park Tennis Courts). From 6 - 8pm, the parade will start at Balbo North...


Oct 18

Exec. Producer of Weigel Sports - at IL Media School today at 1:30 p.m.

Today at the IL Media School - vocational college in south Loop - 530 S. State St. - Fred Weintraub (a seasoned Emmy award winning sports producer) will be meeting with students studying broadcast media arts at the campus. The public is invited.

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