Building Permits

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rebuilding From Devastating Tornado Is ‘The New Sound’ In Washington

Seven 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.

06/10/2014

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.

04/11/2014

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