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City of Chicago Building Inspectors Not Doing Their Job.

I reported over a month ago a two-building whereas mexicans had been rehabbing this two -flat without a building permit and without a dumpster. They were throwing the drywall, the old electric box and ports and old plumming into the back yard and the debris from the dust and pieces of drywall and garbage is flying all over the neighborhood and into my own yard. I put this complaint into the 311 system as an emergency and spoke on the...

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I reported over a month ago a two-building whereas mexicans had been rehabbing this two -flat without a building permit and without a dumpster. They were throwing the drywall, the old electric box and ports and old plumming into the back yard and the debris from the dust and pieces of drywall and garbage is flying all over the neighborhood and into my own yard. I put this complaint into the 311 system as an emergency and spoke on the telephone with an Inspector within the building department, to the current date July 15, 2014 no inspector, no violation given for rehabbing w/o permit. The new owner of this building obvious has ties with the building inspector because I even report this to Alderman Michelle Harris but of course we dont expect any results from her office, which is a joke to the south side 8 ward. This is why neighborhoods and blocks within the communities go down in property value. She and the city allows these people to come in and work without permits and they destroy these homes from which they are not licensed contracted and make a mess of the valued properties in the black neighborhoods. This whole City of Chicago Building department should be shut down. This is why those firefighters were killed in 2010 because the building should have been torn down and the inspectors of course took money under the table and didnt do their jobs in inspecting that building, now those men lives have been destroyed because of their negligence and "Don't give a dam attitudes". There is about to be a media report on this building and we need the neighborhood support because if you bought a house or building, they would shut you down if you didn't have a permit to add a deck, enhance your property and will shut you down. Therefore we expect the same from those who do not live in the neighborhood and are buying these properties to fall under the same rules and guidelines.

  • You are incorrectly assuming that because the activity is ongoing, building inspectors have not visited.

    The City takes this very seriously because they/we aren't getting paid. My experience is that this stuff is looked in to with 24 hours.

    It's cheaper to pay a fine than to pay an architect/engineer. (BTW - People of all ethnicities know this fact.). If it really bothers you, keep calling and putting in new tickets with the building department. If they visit enough, it will stop.

  • will50 Will has a Master's in computer science and a BS j

    Wow..there are some ignorant uneducated people in the neighborhood such as Frank also known as Joel V. If you are going to leave a nasty comment, at least go get your GED first so you can learn how to spell...DUMB RAT!!!! LMAO

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Recommendations for Concrete Work?

We're looking to get our concrete front steps redone and wondering if anyone had recommendations for people they've used? We have a sunken front patio, common Pilsen/Bridgeport, and a few places we've called have acted like they had no idea what we were talking about.

Thanks!

  • Pilsen Restoration did a great cement job for me. 312-403-1324. I hear this guy does good work, too. He's done things for me, but I haven't tried him for cement yet. Eleno 773-899-7214. Good luck!

  • I had a new concrete basement slab done by Navarro's Concrete, based out of Cicero.
    I thought they did a good job and their quote was less than most of the other concrete contractors I received quotes from.

    You can find their site here: http://www.navarrosconcrete.com/

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