By Tim Moran
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, with Open Communities, sponsored a Tenants’ Rights Forum Saturday at Highland Park High School. About 15 residents came to hear a lively discussion on tenant and landlord relations, provided by Oliver Jury of Open Communities, and Stephanie Victor, of the Il. Rental Property Owners Association.
John Tilton of the City of Highland Park reviewed ordinances and encouraged tenants to contact his office if there were violations.
The event was capped off with Kathryn Vanden Berk providing an overview of the legal services the Clinic can provide. Simultaneous translation of the event was provided by Esteban Carbajal, and a resource fair, with representatives of ComEd, North Shore Gas, Moraine Township and Family Services, provided additional information to the attendees. Special thanks to the Highland Park High School, and Principal Tom Koulentes, for doing everything to make this event work so well.