Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rent freeze not possible while state ban remains intact, city says as Chicagoans prepare for rent strike amid coronavirus pandemic – Chicago Tribune

The state’s ban on rent regulations means Lightfoot doesn’t have the authority to enact a rent freeze. And while Pritzker expressed support for repealing the state’s 1997 Rent Control Preemption Act during his gubernatorial campaign, the ban remains intact. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

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