City, State Measures To Protect Tenants Affected By Pandemic From Evictions Are Insufficient, Advocates SayThe City of Chicago and the State of Illinois say they are protecting renters who were financially crushed by the coronavirus shutdown – but some say it’s not enough.
Housing Groups To Hold Virtual Town Hall; Asking For A Rent Collection FreezeTenant's rights groups and public officials will hold a virtual town hall meeting as they ask for a rent collection freeze.
Chicago Renters, Landlords Urged To Talk During COVID-19 Crisis 'Not The Time To Be Adversarial'"The key thing here is no one should lose their home whether it’s a small time owner-occupied property, we don’t want that property owner to lose their home. But we don’t want the tenants to lose their homes either."
What To Do When The Rent Is Due During The COVID-19 Crisis"As soon as possible let each other know whats going on, what you're thinking about."
Why The Squatter Accused Of A Double Shooting In Dolton Wasn’t Kicked OutDolton police are still searching for a man who critically wounded his former girlfriend and her son with a shotgun. Police say the man had been squatting illegally for six months in a HUD-owned home.
Activists, Aldermen Want Property Tax Rebate For RentersSome aldermen and activists on Monday called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to include rental properties in plans for a property tax rebate that would offer some relief from the massive tax hike approved last year.
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.