Landlords

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

Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Bedbugs Ordinance Stalls In City Council

City 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.

04/29/2013

Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Rogers Park Tenants Say Landlords Neglecting Rodent, Bug Infestations

Tenants 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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2013