Chicago City Permits
July 24, 2003 Muriel Clair
Reporter - WGN Evening News
After last month's deadly porch collapse, you might be wondering and worrying
about whether you should've had a permit for your home improvement.
Pete Thomas of the Home Improvement Network gives his clients this rule of
"Typically, if they are adding, extending, enlarging, adding something new to
their house, they need to get a permit," Thomas says.
Many may hear a tale like Gonzalez's and decide the hassle is hardly worth it...
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