The city of Chicago has issued a stop-work order this property at 1906 N. Hoyne Ave., which was featured on “Windy City Rehab.” The order says the developers didn’t have permits to build the garage.

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‘Windy City Rehab’ legal drama explained: Documents, interviews and more on the lawsuits behind the show

From permit violations to stop-work orders to lawsuits alleging shoddy construction and fraud, the show has garnered plenty of controversy for hosts Alison Victoria and Donovan Eckhardt.

“Windy City Rehab,” HGTV’s popular show featuring remodels of Chicago homes, feels more like a legal drama these days. From permit violations to stop-work orders to lawsuits alleging shoddy construction and fraud, the show has garnered plenty of controversy.

Hosted by designer Alison Victoria and contractor Donovan Eckhardt, the show is now in its second season. After taking a longer hiatus between seasons one and two to address multiple lawsuits, the second season has brought its fair share of drama. Eckhardt and Victoria’s relationship seemingly breaks down in the new season under the strain of the lawsuits.

Just how much legal drama causes the hosts to split up? We’ve rounded up our coverage of all the real-life complaints and suits facing the show.

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