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 Enacts Law Protecting Renters In Foreclosed Properties A Chicago ordinance--designed to help renters in foreclosed apartment buildings--is now in force.
New State Law Offers Protections For Renters In Buildings In ForeclosurePeople who rent apartments now have more protections if the owners of their buildings face foreclosure. That’s thanks to a new state law, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Firefighters Union Backs Ordinance To Allow Renters To Stay Put During ForeclosuresThe union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.
Dart Demands Halt To Illegal Eviction NoticesCook County Sheriff Tom Dart and neighborhood groups teamed up Wednesday to fight against companies they claim are trying to deceive renters and even board up the foreclosed buildings where they still legally live.
Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After ForeclosuresSeveral aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.
Foreclosure On Apartment Building Left Woman Without Heat In Winter Of '10-'11Remember the winter of 2010-11, and the Groundhog Day blizzard that dumped more than 21 inches of snow on Chicago? Rochelle McIntosh remembers it all too well.
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.
Rahm's Renters Moving Out Of Mayor's HomeThe renters of Rahm Emanuel's home are moving out, clearing the way for the mayor and his family to move back into their Northwest Side residence.