|5134 N Oakley, Chicago IL 60625|
|A truck backs up over the sidewalk as construction debris is launched out the windows.|
I still find it hard to believe someone would proceed with a large scale gut renovation in a desirable, tight knit neighborhood without building permits. Two brick bungalows in the immediate area were torn down in recent memory without permits (2236 W Carmen and 2237 W Winona). Both projects were delayed (shut down for a time) but my guess is the penalties were not steep enough. How do you tear down a house illegally and still get to profit?