Building Code Violations

Ark Of Safety Apostolic Faith Temple in Cicero. (Credit: Town of Cicero)

Cicero Calls Church “Safety Nightmare,” Pastor Accuses Town Of Racism

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.

01/30/2015

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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.

01/29/2015

Four children died in a fire in the Roseland neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2014. No working smoke detectors were found in the apartment where the children died, or the unit where the fire started. (Credit: CBS)

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.

01/27/2015

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Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw Landlords

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.

01/21/2015

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Woman Defends Conditions On Urban Farm After Getting 25 Citations

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.

10/08/2014

Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Matteson Officials Seek To Shut Down Crumbling Lincoln Mall

The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.

08/07/2013

Chicago firefighters had to carefully pull people out of the E2 nightclub after a panicked crowd stampeded to the exit on Feb. 17, 2003, pushing against doors that opened inward. Twenty-one people died in the stampede and dozens of others were injured. (CBS File Photo)

Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub Owners

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.

11/16/2011