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Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5

People 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.

12/22/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, Demolitions

The 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.

07/24/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Halts IDOT Political Hiring

The 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.

07/04/2014

Chicago aldermen and advocates for the homeless discuss a proposed moratorium on closings of single room occupancy hotels in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Mayor’s Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO Hotels

Advocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.

06/25/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital Signs

Alderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.

07/23/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A 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.

03/19/2013

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During Inauguration

Four 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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2013

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Foreclosed Homeowners Demand Moratorium On Evictions

Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2012

Landfill Generic (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Alderman Seeks To Lift Landfill Moratorium Because Of One Operation

A South Side alderman says he is working to protect residents despite how it looks as he tries to lift Chicago’s moratorium on landfills.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Moratorium On Taxis In Des Plaines?

The City of Des Plaines might put the brakes on taxicabs.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010

McDonald's

Group Seeks Moratorium On Fast Food In Chicago

An advocacy group wants a moratorium on the construction of new fast food restaurants in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010