City Touts Rise In Home Renovations, Faster Permit ProcessBuildings Commissioner Judy Frydland said, after changes unveiled last fall, the home renovation permit process is now 10 days shorter.
New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Rebuilding From Devastating Tornado Is 'The New Sound' In WashingtonSeven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.
"Hope Is In The Air" As Washington Begins Rebuilding After TornadoWith 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.
City To Start Requiring Deposit Fee For Building Permit ApplicationsEffective the first business day of the year, the Chicago Department of Buildings will begin requiring a 50 percent fee with all building permit applications.
Emanuel Announces Plan To Make It Easier To Get Building PermitMayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced new measures to make the process of getting a building permit more efficient.

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