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Vacant Properties

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Fine Collections Against Banks Way Up Since Ordinance On Vacant Properties

Since the City Council approved an ordinance holding banks accountable for vacant properties, the city has collected more than $600,000 in fines from financial institutions.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

New Ordinance Drafted On Foreclosed Property Maintenance

The Emanuel Administration is proposing changes in its ordinance requiring banks to clean up vacant, foreclosed properties.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011