Added May 16 2018
My second apartment in the 10 months since I've moved to Chicago and another friggin problem: grills. I'm not going to apologize people. If you want to grill, then buy a house, go to the park, or find a building with a backyard and a landlord that will permit you to grill.
I came home today, and my entire apartment smells like I had a fire. Everything smells of smoke, including my new furniture, from the bedroom to the front room. Even the clothes in my closet.
This had got to be a Chicago thing. Every other place I've lived, local ordinance banned grilling on apartment balconies, period. I can barely stand to sit in my apartment, that I pay rent for, with all the smoke.