A reality TV show that transforms Chicago fixer-uppers into million-dollar homes is creating lots of buzz — but angry residents and at least one alderman say the show is a bad neighbor. Complaints abound from residents upset about trash, noise and unsecured work sites — and how the older homes rehabbed by HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab” have changed the character of neighborhoods. One of the show’s projects got slapped with two stop-work orders for doing work outside the scope of city permits. The city Department of Buildings said Friday it will ask the show’s co-star, builder Donovan Eckhardt, to meet with department officials “to make sure they are meeting our standards and to bring the concerns of neighbors to their attention,” spokesman Gregg Cunningham said. “We will continue to monitor their work closely and will take further enforcement action if necessary,” Cunningham added. Besides the complaints, some viewers are … [Read more...] about Trash, permit violations and mud: why some Chicagoans hate ‘Windy City Rehab’
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Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2019. There are 354 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.On this date:In 1861, Alabama became the fourth state to withdraw from the Union.In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919).In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean.In 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax, the British foreign secretary, met with Italian leader Benito Mussolini in Rome.In 1963, the Beatles' single "Please Please Me" (B side "Ask Me Why") was released in Britain by Parlophone.In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued "Smoking and Health," a report which concluded that "cigarette … [Read more...] about Today in History: January 11, 2019
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | The Church Settled a Sexual Abuse Case Against This Priest. Why Is He Still Saying Mass? Supported by BySharon Otterman Dec. 20, 2018 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — The Rev. Donald G. Timone, cloaked in the purple and gold robes of Advent, led the procession down the central aisle of St. Joseph’s Church here on the first Sunday of December. Celebrating the 11:30 a.m. Mass, he preached of the need to open one’s heart to Jesus in these days before Christmas. “He understands we are not perfect,” he said, “but he will not give up on us.” But Father Timone, by the Catholic Church’s own apparent standards, should not be presiding at the altar. Two settlements were paid by the Archdiocese of New … [Read more...] about The Church Settled a Sexual Abuse Case Against This Priest. Why Is He Still Saying Mass?
By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 1:03 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. less How early is too early? We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.