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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 thumb:
"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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To reach Thomas, call 1-800-553-1810, or log onto thehomeimprovement.com




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