City Gets Tough On Shoddy Contractors After Firefighter’s DeathBuilding contractors who do unauthorized or shoddy work would face progressive discipline — ranging from a freeze on permits to license suspension or revocation — under a mayoral crackdown to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed a 42-year-old Chicago firefighter.
Washington Park Veterans Center Must Fix Code Violations To Stay OpenVolunteer assistant general manager Krystal Burns said the RTW Veteran Center must correct more than 32 city code violations, or risk shutting down. She believes RTW needs about $32,000 to fix the violations and keep the center running.
Cicero Calls Church "Safety Nightmare," Pastor Accuses Town Of RacismThe 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.
Activists Reach Out To Help Tenants Of "Problem Landlords"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.
City Publishes List Of "Problem Landlords"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.
Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw LandlordsAmong 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.
Woman Defends Conditions On Urban Farm After Getting 25 CitationsAn 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.
Matteson Officials Seek To Shut Down Crumbling Lincoln MallThe Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.
Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub OwnersA 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.