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Pot Holes

Why cant potholes get fixed in front of my house when 3 trouble tickets have been put in system and we see city trucks fixing the alleys instead.The 3800 block of Pioneer and Byron needs repair with these potholes. Its a election year for Alderman. Lets get with it people

  • Janice, I will contact CDOT and do my best to have your potholes fixed.

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    Potholes schmotholes - (truly all of them are annoying) - my street isn't even paved except down the middle and we are left to park in potholes and water and mud - Alderman Sposato says zzzzzzzzz.

  • Does anyone know how the streets are being picked for resurfacing? 3900 N. Pacific Ave, the first block south of Irving Park Rd. is patched up now, but it does need resurfacing in the near future.

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Selling bungalow with attic conversion

Hi -

In 1959, my grandfather converted the attic of his bungalow to a 2-bedroom apartment for my parents.

My brother is now trying to sell the house, but seems to be running into issues with the upstairs apartment. It only has one entrance. It has it's own electric service. We have the builder's paperwork, but can't find any permits (though, we haven't yet checked with the city/county).

Is this considered and illegal conversion?

Is there any particular cutoff date...

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Hi -

In 1959, my grandfather converted the attic of his bungalow to a 2-bedroom apartment for my parents.

My brother is now trying to sell the house, but seems to be running into issues with the upstairs apartment. It only has one entrance. It has it's own electric service. We have the builder's paperwork, but can't find any permits (though, we haven't yet checked with the city/county).

Is this considered and illegal conversion?

Is there any particular cutoff date for when these types of conversions could be 'grandfathered' in, such that it would be considered legal?

Is there any way this house could be sold with the upstairs apartment, or will some entity (city, bank, title company, inspector) require that it be 'deconverted' (I assume removing the kitchen would qualify)?

Thanks,

Manny

  • interesting question. I know someone that went through that but it was Elmwood Park, so the rules may be different. They had to remove the kitchen appliances. A knowledgeable realtor should be able to answer this question. I do believe there is a grandfather clause for Chicago, but I am not sure. Please post the answer as I am renting a house in Chicago now that has the same situation in the basement. We are considering buying the home.

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    ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY HOME (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN. NO GARAGE **Self-Certification Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to audit & field inspections**

    3027 N. Oleander Ave. Issued October 14, 2014 Comment
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    ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY HOME (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN. NO GARAGE. **Self-Certification Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to audit & field inspections** ***This permit will be voided in 30 days from the issuing date of this permit if Wrecking Permit is not obtained***

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    ERECT 2ND FLOOR DORMERS, 1-STORY ADDITION AT REAR AND REAR OPEN DECK TO EXISTIN 2-STORY S.F.R. WITH BASEMENT PER PLANS. EXIST. DETACHED 2-CAR GARAGE TO REMAIN.

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