Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on April 14, 1977 · Page 23
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Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 23

Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, April 14, 1977
Page 23
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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, April 13,1977 Helping Hand By KEN MILLER Helping Hud Editor I am upset about motorcycles operating in the area of 76th, and LaVergne, Burbank, that are making a great deal of noise and disturbing the neighborhood. Is there something ycu can do to help rectify the situation? Bubuk resident We notified the Burbank Public Works department and a spokesman said she would call the police and pus along this information. We asked that your concern for the noise be passed along also In the message to the police. ; » * * On Oct. 7, I ordered a storm window and door for a company for a total of $323.25. The door was not delivered until Jan. 6. Before a week was up, I had to call the firm because the door was not closing properly. At this point I was told that when my window was delivered, the installer would take care of the problem. On Feb. 10, the window was installed and the door adjusted. I shdwed the installer the chipped pieces of glass from the storm door. However, the company did not contact me regarding this problem. Recently, the door started sticking and nibbing on the door frame. It does not close properly. I called the business and was told that a serviceman would be out within a week. After two weeks of waiting, I began calling the firm again. However, I was unable to reach the business. I have lived up to my part of the contract. What do I do now for service on repairs and adjustments? In addition to the 1 problems mentioned, the lower portion of the screen is loose from its frame. Can you help? Chicago resident We contacted a manager of the business and he told us the firm hires out independent persons to do their work and after January it Is a problem to find anyone to handle problems. The manager told us he would contact you and get someone out to your residence to solve your problems as soon as possible. Let us know what happens. * « » Is there a court in Chicago where one can avoid hiring an attorney and obtain a divorce for about $75. justice resident There is no way of guaranteeing that a divorce will cost less than SIM, although it is possible to receive a divorce for this amount from the Circuit court of Cook county, Chancery and Divorce division. A spokesman for the division said that the division cannot provide advice for an individual because this would be a conflict of interest. The spokesman recommended that yon contact a legal aid bureau or a do-it-yourself divorce book. We then called the Des Plaines Valley Community center, 6125 $. Archer rd., Summit, and were told that if your 2 days left to file. Let our income tax preparers help you meet the deadline. Stop by today. CHARGE IT WITH CHARG-ALL X AT EITHER STORE ' EVERGREEN PLAZA - 95th Western Mon-Fri. 10-8 Sat 9-30-4 30 Sun. 12-4 qualify as a low income person, yon can receive free divorce assistance from the center. However, if you do not qualify as a low income person, the center can provide with you with a recommendation. Also, the center sells a book for $20 that deals with ha* dling one's own divorce. Call the center at 4584920. * * * We are in the process of making a decision on which company to purchase automobile insurance from. We have checked on a few companies but could you check out another company for us which we listed in our letter? We want to make sure that whichever firm we select is a well-established, stable company which is not likely to go bankrupt leaving us stranded. Could you check into this for us? Evergreen Park resident We called the state's Insurance department but were unable to obtain specific information about the firm you asked about. There were a couple of other companies with similar names. Call the state's insurance department at 793-2444, provide the information they need and they can teU you if the company is licensed or not. The information about licensed insurance companies can be found at ICO N. LaSalle, Suite 1(00, Chicago. If yon want to file a complaint about an insurance company, call the state at 7(3-2427. * » * Could you provide some information on the U S. Consumer Product Safety commission? The commission has informed us that it "was activated on May 14, 1973. Commissioners are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The commission was created as a bipartisan agency to be independent of political pressures. "Commissioners serve seven-year terms (after initial shorter appointments) and can be removed from office only for neglect of duty or malfeasance. No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party." The commission continues that its powers are to establish "mandatory safety standards for consumer products sold in the U.S. The commission has legislative authority to enforce mandatory standards in the courts with civil penalties of up to $500,000 in fines and criminal penalties of up to $50,000 in fines and one year in jail. The commission also may require the recall, repair, replacement or refund of products judged unreasonably hazardous. The commission also has power to ban hazardous products." '!«... commission adds that it "holds a strong Congressional mandate to educate and Inform the general public about product safety. The commission provides information to consumers and manufacturers, conducts educational campaigns and training programs and publishes studies and reports to attempt to reduce injuries and eliminate consumer product hazards. "The commission is required to maintain an injury information clearinghouse and operates the National Electronic Injury Surveillance system which monitors 119 hospital emergency rooms nationwide for injuries associated with consumer products. "The commission also conducts studies, tests products and contracts for ontside research to improve product safety." The commission also states that "any interested consumer or consumer organization may petition the commission to begin proceedings to issue, amend or revoke a consumer product safety rule. Sunday concert set - " CAU72M-4887 FORD CITY SHOPPING CENTER Next to Buffeteru - Upper Level , 7601 So. Cicero Music from "south of the border" will be performed by the Chicago Chamber orchestra in a concert Sun day. The free concert is being presented at 3:30 p.m. as .part of the Festival of Hispanic Arts now being held at the Museum of Science and Industry, E. 57th and Lake Shore dr. Fred plays your kind of music! Fred Winston. Mornings, 6 tolO. WfHft Your Music, Chicago! "Th« Consumer Product Safety act requires that the commission grant or deny the written request within 120 days. If tbe petition is denied, the commission must publish its reasons in the Federal Register, the government's dally digest. "After Oct. 27,1175, petitioners may appeal decisions in the courts, 1 ' tbe commission states. * * * Readers are invited to send their questions and problems to Helping Hand, Economist Newspapers, 5S5J S. Harlem ave., Chicago, III., MI38. We reserve the right to print items of general interest and edit letters when necessary. Unsigned letters will not be accepted. SOUTHWEST SIDE RECYCLING DEPOT NEWSPAPERS HIGHEST PRICE PAY TOP PRICES FOR CALL US IWE PAY TOP PRICES FOR Copper Brass Scrap Iron and Stainless Ste*l o DRIVES Frank Eisermon and company REIiance5-8200 5332 s Long AV (5400 WEST) WJCHER AND LONG ESP By IRENE F. HUGHES Spring storms. A bit of snow mixed with rain now, and then som very warm days with highs into the 70s. I predict changes in the governments of Italy and Great Britain will move more to the left. And now, some announcements of startling marriages in political parties, even in royalty and certainly in the entertainment field. Announcements of these marraiages will take place throughout 1977. And now comes the great downturn--the economy will, I predict falter--and some sudden moves to help may even cause an announcement of a devaluation of the dollar before June is over. I predict India will make more warm overtures to China and less to Russia. And--with many border incidents along Siberia happening, I predict there will be some kind of confrontation between Russia and China. Come on over to the prayer-healing sessions held Wednesday nights at 7 in my chapel. Call 467-1140 for information. There is no charge. Letters "I am very worried about my grandson and wonder if you can see anything about it. 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