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'Windy City Rehab' Star Alison Victoria Is One of the Toughest Women on HGTV

If you're a longtime fan of HGTV, chances are you've seen Alison Victoria (full name Alison Victoria Gramenos). The firecracker interior designer hosts her own series in her hometown of Chicago, Windy City Rehab, but has also appeared on other HGTV shows like Rock the Block. While watching her on camera it seems like the design expert has everything figured out, but it turns out she was having some serious issues with her Windy City co-host, Donovan Eckhardt. Things seemed to spiral out of control in 2019 when the city of Chicago revoked their permit privileges as a result of alleged illegal business activity.
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Peek Inside the Home Designed by Alison Victoria on ‘Rock the Block’

Alison Victoria of “Windy City Rehab” has served up stunning designs on both seasons of the HGTV hit “Rock the Block.” Unfortunately, she didn’t emerge victorious on either season. Victoria and her Season 2 teammate, Mike Holmes of “Holmes on Homes,” did snag wins on two of the show’s five...
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Did Alison Victoria Fake Cry On Windy City Rehab? Here's What Lawsuit Alleges

The legal troubles for Windy City Rehab star Alison Victoria, and her former business partner and co-star Donovan Eckhardt, are far from done. Aside from several lawsuits which are still pending against them because of builds they did for the hit HGTV series, Eckhardt filed his own suit against the production company for the series, Big Table Media, and HGTV's parent company, for defamation and emotional distress, with damages of at least $2.2 million on the line. Even though Victoria wasn't named as a defendant in the suit, a new filing related to it is now alleging that she faked tears on camera for dramatic effect.
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How Mike Holmes Really Feels About Alison Victoria

This is the second season that Alison Victoria has competed against her HGTV co-stars on Rock the Block. While Victoria may have thought she knew what to expect the second time around, she never knew she would get so close to her new teammate Mike Holmes. "He's just the greatest," she said in a recent press event that The List attended. "We got to know each other immediately." Though Holmes and Victoria had never met prior to becoming partners on Rock the Block, they still were completely in sync with how they wanted to design their space.
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HGTV Obsessed Episode 13: Alison Victoria

On this week’s show, Alison Victoria talks about her love of Chicago and the tough, but very friendly competition on Rock the Block. Then Ty Pennington shares real estate advice on home staging. Subscribe to HGTV Obsessed on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. This...
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‘Rock the Block’: Alison Victoria Loves Her Living Room Design But Hated Working on This Space

On the March 15 episode of HGTV‘s Rock the Block, the design teams tackle the living room challenge. Flip or Flop Nashville host Page Turner will be on hand to judge the transformations and crown one pair of designers this week’s big winner. While we’ll have to wait until this episode airs to see who wins bragging rights, Alison Victoria is likely feeling pretty good about her chances. The living room was her favorite space to work on, she told reporters during a Rock the Block panel on March 2.
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Alison Victoria Shares That Her Permit Privileges Have Been Reinstated in Chicago

HGTV's Alison Victoria finally has some good news following the drama around her ex-business partner Donovan Eckhardt. In July 2019, after Eckhard completed work without a permit, the pair was officially blocked from filing new work permits in the city of Chicago, as the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Now, over a year and a half later, the designer's privileges have been restored.
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HGTV's Alison Victoria Gives an Update on Her Permit Privileges in Chicago

HGTV's Alison Victoria finally has some good news following the drama around her ex-business partner Donovan Eckhardt. In July 2019, after Eckhard completed work without a permit, the pair was officially blocked from filing new work permits in the city of Chicago, as the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Now, over a year and a half later, the designer's privileges have been restored.
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9 Things You Might Not Know About Alison Victoria

The designer has been a part of six different shows, but that's just the beginning. If you’ve been watching HGTV for a few years, chances are, you know who Alison Victoria is. Best known for her witty personality and incredible design skills, the interior designer has been on a number of HGTV shows and, when she’s not filming, takes to Instagram to stay in touch with followers and fans. While Alison keeps it real on her shows and social media, ahead, discover 11 things you might not have known about her.
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Alison Victoria Says HGTV’s ‘Rock the Block’ Season 2 Is ‘Raw’

HGTV’s Alison Victoria swore she’d never do another season of Rock the Block. But something convinced the Windy City Rehab star to sign on for another season of the HGTV competition series, which pits network stars against each other as they try to create the best home in a strict time frame and with a limited budget. The resulting season — which premieres Monday, March 8 — is intense, she told reporters on March 2.
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Alison Victoria Divulges Which HGTV Star She Would Have Design Her House

HGTV is full of incredibly talented stars who can easily turn unattractive rooms into amazing spaces. One of which is Alison Victoria, the host of Windy City Rehab. Many of us watching from home would love to have her come over to design our own place. From all the incredible decorating she does on the show, we can only imagine how amazing her own home must look.
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Windy City Rehab's Alison Victoria Explains Why She Can't Watch Season 2 Episodes

Fans of the HGTV hit Windy City Rehab will likely know that the show's designer and co-host, Alison Victoria, has had it especially rough in the past year. While the early 2019 debut of Season 1 should have been the beginning of lots of wonderful things for Victoria and her business partner, Donovan Eckhardt, they soon found themselves in increasing amounts of trouble with both the city of Chicago and homeowners whose properties they'd worked on for the show. By the time Season 2 rolled around, things were even worse, and now Alison Victoria has opened up about why she can't watch the newest episodes.
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Windy City Rehab's Alison Victoria Reveals Meaningful New Tattoo

It has been another challenging year for HGTV personality and interior designer Alison Victoria. The Windy City Rehab host announced on Instagram that she'd lost her father on January 12, writing, "He showed up. Without hesitation. Without reservation. He was just there to support and soak it all in with so much pride for his children." She noted that he'd retired from being a federal judge at 84, having had an "infectious" work ethic, and that he made "a lasting impression" on everyone.
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HGTV Host Alison Victoria Refuses to Watch ‘Windy City Rehab’ Season 2 — ‘I’ve Gone Through Hell’

Usually, reality shows manufacture drama for television, making everything look more intense than it really is. But the controversy on Windy City Rehab is all too real. Host Alison Victoria is currently locked in a bitter legal battle with her former business partner and co-star, Donovan Eckhardt. The second season of the popular HGTV show premiered in fall 2020. However, Victoria admitted that she cannot stand to watch it.
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Alison Victoria Pens Sweet Tribute Following the Death of Her Father: I “Promise To Keep Making You Proud”

On Tuesday, HGTV star Alison Victoria Gramenos shared the sad news that her father had passed away. In a heartfelt post on Instagram, the Windy City Rehab star wrote "My Father," followed by a list of many of the hats he had worn in his lifetime. "Newsboy, Boy Scout, FBI Agent, Public Defender, Federal Judge, but above all, Dad," she wrote. "A principled man whose extraordinary work ethic was exceeded only by his dedication to his children."