Supporters of Rent Control Hit Roadblock in Springfield, but Vow to Keep up Fight Against ‘Powerful’ Real Estate Lobby


Supporters of Rent Control Hit Roadblock in Springfield, but Vow to Keep up Fight Against ‘Powerful’ Real Estate Lobby

2019-04-02T11:02:30-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Advocacy|

DOWNTOWN — Despite high hopes fueled by the election of a supportive governor and Democratic supermajorities in the Illinois House and Senate, supporters of the push to lift the ban on rent control in Illinois are regrouping after a significant setback.

HB 255, authored by state Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago), which would repeal Illinois’ 22-year-old Rent Control Preemption Act, failed to make it out of the Commercial Law Subcommittee of the Civil Judiciary committee — dimming its prospects considerably.

Guzzardi said the bill’s defeat was not unexpected.

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