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.
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.
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.
Advocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
Alderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
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.
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.
Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.
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.
The City of Des Plaines might put the brakes on taxicabs.
An advocacy group wants a moratorium on the construction of new fast food restaurants in Chicago.