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  • Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures

    Orland trustees focus on pet shop disclosures
    A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements.
  • Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action

    Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action
    The Chicago City Council last month put a temporary moratorium on tearing down single-room-occupancy hotels or converting them to other uses. Some aldermen plan to propose a law that would preserve the supply of very-low-rent housing. Here is one of two...

    Apartment repossession law has offered no bite

    Apartment repossession law has offered no bite
    Almost 11 months after an ordinance took effect to protect tenants in foreclosed, repossessed rental buildings within Chicago, no enforcement tickets have been issued or fines assessed against building owners. One reason is that some of the banks taking...

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'
    In the past 30 years, 32 Chicago aldermen have gone to jail. Clearly there's a desperate need for oversight. When I agreed to police the City Council in 2011 as legislative inspector general I made it clear that I was not going to be a lap dog, despite...

    Two takes on medical tokes

     
    Opening paragraphs of the Tribune story on what the City Council plans to do about medical marijuana: Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city. The dispensaries would be banned from...