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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.

Tribune: Banks, real estate industry expected to oppose ordinance

"Community groups have worked over the past few years to beef up tenant protections within the city and to make renters aware of local ordinances. Still, most groups and legal aid attorneys say they continue to deal with illegal eviction issues."