Alderman, Activists: Property Tax Hike Will Hurt Chicago RentersA freshman alderman has joined community groups in predicting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase would create a crisis in affordable rental housing.
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.
Bedbugs Ordinance Stalls In City CouncilCity Law Department Senior Counsel Rose Kelly says the proposed ordinance means for both tenants and landlords to act quickly if there is an infestation of bedbugs in an apartment.
Rogers Park Tenants Say Landlords Neglecting Rodent, Bug InfestationsTenants of a Rogers Park apartment building claim their landlords are neglecting bug and rodent problems to try and drive them out, in hope of bringing in new tenants who can afford higher rent.