Back to the Drawing Board By Shawn Jones A renewal of the City’s failed effort to license landlords and rental units met overwhelming opposition from the landlord community on March 14 at City Council. Rather than attempt to amend the ordinances, Council voted instead to form a subcommittee to review
By Bill Smith Here’s a recap of our live coverage of tonight’s Evanston City Council meeting. The meeting was scheduled to being at 8:10 p.m. A packet with information on tonight’s agenda items is available online. Meeting called to order at 8:17 p.m. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl reads proclamation declaring today
Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) attends a City Council meeting. Rainey and two other city officials hosted a meeting discussing two ordinances that were introduced about problems in Evanston rental housing. By Robin Opsahl While city officials try to increase accountability and decrease crime in Evanston housing through two new ordinances
By Larry Gavin Two months ago, City officials unveiled a list of 11 properties they said were associated with criminal activities or constituted a public nuisance. They said they would like to address the “problem properties” as “one part and only one part of the answer to violence in our
by Bob Seidenberg Evanston officials are proposing a two-tier system for the city’s rental properties, placing buildings where the most problems are occurring into their own category and subjecting them to greater attention and consequences. Grant Farrar, the city’s corporation counsel, outlined some of the changes at the Jan. 19
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Open Communities released Reducing the Cost of Crime Free: Alternative Strategies to Crime Free/Nuisance Property Ordinances in Illinois. Throughout Illinois and across the nation, communities have created crime free/nuisance property ordinances that potentially harm
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