Foreclosed Properties

Protesters demonstrate outside the Mortgage Bankers Association conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel on Oct. 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Protesters Target Mortgage Lenders

A day after “Occupy Chicago” protesters and union activists teamed up for a large rally in downtown Chicago, jobs and the economy remained key issues for protesters at a number of events in downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Bank Of America Protest

Women Dump Garbage From Foreclosed Home At Bank Of America Offices

Five women – the eldest 80 years old – were arrested Tuesday afternoon for dumping garbage in front of the Bank of America Chicago offices downtown in a protest.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

New Ordinance Drafted On Foreclosed Property Maintenance

The Emanuel Administration is proposing changes in its ordinance requiring banks to clean up vacant, foreclosed properties.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011