01/03/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's New Chicago Neighbors Try Gut Renovation, With Secret Service Watching

CHICAGO -- Showing up to check on the construction progress, the owners of the stately old brick house being renovated on Greenwood Avenue could be forgiven for feeling a bit stressed.

There are blockades at each end of the block, and signs warn people that they need permission from federal authorities to go any farther.

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