A Chicago ordinance–designed to help renters in foreclosed apartment buildings–is now in force.
People 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.
The union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.
Cook 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.
Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.
Remember 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.
Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.
The 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.