Building Code Violations
The pastor of a Cicero church is accusing town officials of racism, after they threatened to board up his church if myriad code violations are not addressed by Saturday night.
Tenants in some West Side apartment buildings in need of repairs have received help from activists trying to make a better quality of life, but even the activists acknowledge some landlords have little incentive to fix up their buildings.
Four months after four children died in a house fire in Roseland, city officials were cracking down on landlords who routinely violate Chicago building codes.
Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.
An North Side woman has disputed the city’s claims that she has more than two dozen code violations at her home and the vacant lot she’s turned into an urban.
The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.
A panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.