Posts in category "City of Chicago Department of Buildings"

The Enigmatic Carlton Knight

Ever so often, someone e-mails me a question or volunteers information about my real estate developer Carlton Knight. For those of you who don’t know the history, he is the driving force behind me starting my blog.  He is the reason “I Hate My Developer” exists. In the pre-Chicago Now version of this blog, I... Read more »

Mayor Elect Emanuel---Condo Owners Need Help Too.

Mayor Elect Emanuel, In case no one on your transition team told you, condo owners of all stripes in our city are in a world of hurt.  Questionable developers + slipshod workmanship + cutting corners + undereducated consumers = a housing nightmare. The first manifestation is already here; buildings built (or rehabbed) so poorly that... Read more »


If you ever doubted that shoddy condo development is a problem, listen to this wonderful broadcast by WBEZ’s Ashley Gross. Since starting IHMD, I’ve heard from numerous people who are in or have been in the same boat with bad developers.   Everyone has a similar tale of woe. Unfortunately most of us discover too late that shoddy... Read more »