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City Council Approves Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance, Parking Meter Changes

Daniel LaSpata with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association said the need for the Keep Chicago Renting measure is urgent.

In 2012, about 12,000 apartment units entered foreclosure in Chicago, he noted.  “That amounts to 33 apartment units every day,” LaSpata stressed.

Englewood Renters Left Without Electricity, Gas Due To Foreclosure: 'We Were Left In The Dark' (VIDEO)

Seven members of the Shaw family, including a 14 month-old baby, have been living without gas or electricity for nearly a week, according to parents Shantisha and Ezekiel. Late last year the Shaw’s landlord was foreclosed upon and Freedom Mortgage Corp. took over the deed for the building. Progress Illinois talked to the Shaw family about their struggles and what may be next for the family affected by the ongoing foreclosure crisis in Chicago.