Good Samaritan Saves Sleepwalking Girl, 8, on Side of Road “I immediately thought, how could you give two hours of plumbing work for 60 bucks?” he said. Blanton says he went on the website himself and started shopping deals for Chicago plumbers – and what he found surprised him. Just like his angry customer, he saw numerous contractors offering what seemed to be too-good-to-be-true prices. Vigil Held For Chicago-Area Hiker Lost in Montana “This past week, I did the exact same thing,” he said. “There were 55 offers from 55 contractors, and only 12 of them were legitimately licensed to do plumbing in the City of Chicago.” Blanton says he immediately contacted Angie’s List to let them know about the unlicensed contractors, but the offers have not been taken down. 4 Dead, 5 Injured in Crash Involving CTA Bus After Blanton told us of his findings, NBC 5 Investigates took a look at the Angie’s List plumbing offers for Chicago and found similar results. Out of 56 local companies that advertise plumbing deals on Angie’s List, we could not find proper licenses for 24. And seven of those unlicensed companies are “Angie’s List Certified,” which means they meet higher “standards of certification.” Those include an annual criminal background check, good business standing, an overall member rating of A or B and a promise that they have the proper licenses to do listed work.
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