This week’s extreme cold has prompted an emergency hearing to force landlords to restore heat to apartment buildings across the city.
A top city official said inspectors have been forced to take emergency action to help some tenants get adequate heat in their buildings during this week’s cold snap.
Part of the Cook County Jail has been without heat for days.
As the temperature drops outside, the cost of keeping warm inside goes up. Remember the Wrights? The suburban couple has four kids. Their furnace wasn’t working the way it was supposed to, so CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker helped them get in touch with an expert to see what he could do.
Nov. 1 has arrived, and no doubt, radiators and furnaces have been turned on for many residents. For low-income families, help available to pay for heating costs.