Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.
Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, DemolitionsThe City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate has recommended passage of an ordinance that would prohibit owners from tearing down single-room occupancy hotels, or converting them to condos for six months.
Quinn Halts IDOT Political HiringThe Chicago Democrat's actions, which also included ordering an outside audit of past IDOT hires, come amid questions about whether state jobs were improperly filled based on clout rather than qualifications.
Mayor's Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO HotelsAdvocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital SignsAlderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School ClosingsA group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.
Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During InaugurationFour busloads of Latino activists marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Monday, to demand President Barack Obama focus on immigration reform during his second term.
Foreclosed Homeowners Demand Moratorium On EvictionsNearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.
Alderman Seeks To Lift Landfill Moratorium Because Of One OperationA South Side alderman says he is working to protect residents despite how it looks as he tries to lift Chicago’s moratorium on landfills.
Moratorium On Taxis In Des Plaines?The City of Des Plaines might put the brakes on taxicabs.
Group Seeks Moratorium On Fast Food In ChicagoAn advocacy group wants a moratorium on the construction of new fast food restaurants in Chicago.