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Rent Control: Illinois Marches on Towards Government Controlled Housing

Crains 12 February 2019 No Comment

A bill introduced in Springfield last week takes the concept of opening up Illinois to rent control to a new level, laying out not only repeal of the state’s ban but the establishment of rent control boards statewide, tax incentives for landlords to improve rental property and other measures.

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“We tried to make something that would work for everyone including landlords, not only the renters,” said Illinois State Rep. Mary Flowers (31st), who introduced HB 2192 on Feb. 7. “People are ready to try something new because it’s unconscionable the way rents are rising when incomes have been stagnating.”

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