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Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.


At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

City To Start Requiring Deposit Fee For Building Permit Applications

Effective the first business day of the year, the Chicago Department of Buildings will begin requiring a 50 percent fee with all building permit applications.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Announces Plan To Make It Easier To Get Building Permit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced new measures to make the process of getting a building permit more efficient.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011