Buildings Department

A lit furnace. (CBS)

City Fielding 30 Complaints A Day About Insufficient Heat

A top city official said inspectors have been forced to take emergency action to help some tenants get adequate heat in their buildings during this week’s cold snap.


A personal-injury attorney says this rusted balcony railing caused a serious accident. (CBS)

Lawsuit Sheds Light On Problems With Iron Balcony Railings

A Buildings Department spokesperson says the city has issued 600 iron-related balcony violations since 2012. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


City Hall

Former Cop Tapped To Head Scandal-Plagued Buildings Department

Felicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.


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Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of School

City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.