A new city ordinance will obligate banks to secure and maintain abandoned properties they seize in foreclosures. (CBS)

City Enacts Law Protecting Renters In Foreclosed Properties

A Chicago ordinance–designed to help renters in foreclosed apartment buildings–is now in force.


File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

New State Law Offers Protections For Renters In Buildings In Foreclosure

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.


Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Tom Ryan announces the union's support for an ordinance that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Firefighters Union Backs Ordinance To Allow Renters To Stay Put During Foreclosures

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 is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Demands Halt To Illegal Eviction Notices

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.


Home Foreclosure (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After Foreclosures

Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Rochelle McIntosh spent the winter of 2010-11 without heat or hot water, after her apartment building went into foreclosure, and the bank that owned it allegedly ignored her complaints. (Credit: CBS)

Foreclosure On Apartment Building Left Woman Without Heat In Winter Of ’10-’11

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.

CBS 2–12/04/2012

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

Movers load belongings into a van outside Rahm Emanuel's home. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

Rahm’s Renters Moving Out Of Mayor’s Home

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.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011