In two 2018 referendums, Chicago voters supported eliminating Illinois’ statewide ban. But the movement has few friends among the candidates to replace Rahm Emanuel, according to a real estate group’s survey and candidate forum.
At a forum hosted by the Chicago Association of Realtors, the question of lifting the ban was first on a scorecard that tabulated candidates’ answers to CAR’s survey. Of the nine candidates who replied to the survey, five said they oppose lifting the ban; only two said they want it lifted.
Of the two remaining, one said he is reviewing the issue and another said she doesn’t think rent control is the issue the city needs to address at the moment.