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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Chicago Bungalow Association

Stop destroying Chicago Bungalows: support sensible second story additions #StopThePop

An onslaught of developers are threatening Chicago's iconic bungalows by tearing off the entire upstairs levels and replacing them with full second stories in lieu of sensible additions. These “bad” additions, aka "pop tops," destroy the architectural/aesthetic value of homes and streetscapes, as well as neighbors' property values. The inferior materials and methods used are short-lived and structurally overwhelming; a complete contrast to bungalows themselves, which were built to last for many decades. There are ways to expand bungalows with second story additions that are compatible to the original building in style and proportion. Sensible additions can provide an equally full, high-ceiling expansion of space, and are pleasing to the surrounding neighborhood and environment. The Chicago Bungalow Association (CBA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping homeowners maintain, preserve and adapt their unique Chicago bungalow, an indelible part of the City's landscape. On behalf of CBA's staff, our 16,000 members and the 80,000 Chicago bungalows, we have created the #StopThePop campaign in an effort to protect Chicago bungalows from this destructive trend. With your support, we hope to achieve the following: 1)      Educate developers and the public on "good" vs. "bad" additions through campaign-driven seminars, panels, fact-sheets and a comprehensive set of Design Guidelines for additions. 2)      Provide homeowners with direct access to qualified and affordable architects, engineers and contractors experienced in creating sensible second story additions. 3)       Bring awareness to Aldermen and the City of Chicago Department of Buildings through our campaign petition, homeowner testimonials, and statements of support from neighborhood organizations. We are just getting started and need you to join our efforts by signing this petition and sharing it with your family, friends, and neighbors. Stay up-to-date on #StopThePop by visiting Do not hesitate to email your thoughts and ideas in strengthening this campaign. 

Chicago Bungalow Association
1,166 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Alderman Sophia King

Extend Southtown Sub's Hours

Why is There a Change of Hours?In an effort to reduce loitering and allow for the creation of a safe passageway on 35th street where Southtown Sub is located, the City of Chicago along with Alderman Sophia King's office has asked businesses to reduce their hours to 10am-6pm. By reducing the hours, having security posted along the strip and 24-hour camera surveillance, the hope for a safer neighborhood is attainable. The IssueAlthough the other businesses that are abiding by this regulation are not restaurants that typically serve during the hours of breakfast, lunch and dinner, Southtown Sub respects and will oblige to what has been asked of them. It has come to our attention, however, that many of our patrons do not agree. What You Can Do to HelpWe would like to provide our patrons with a meaningful platform to show their support. We ask you to show Alderman King what Southtown Sub means to you. This petition asks Alderman King for a reasonable extension to Southtown Sub's hours to allow us to serve you better. We will never be open until 4 am again to improve the safety of our community. However, we are asking for support to extend the hours as follows: Daily: 10:00am-11:00pm Want To Do More?Reach out to the alderman's office and tell her how you feel. Note: You are an extension of who we are so we ask you to please remain professional and show the utmost courtesy and respect. Alderman Sophia KingOffice: 435 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616Phone: (773) 536-8103E-mail: Thank YouSouthtown Sub thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support of our family business for the past 23 years. Please stop by and say hello and let Abdul Wajid, the owner of Southtown Sub, know what the establishment means to you. Our hope is to make our community a safer place to live while providing you with exceptional service.

Southtown Sub
474 supporters