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Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents

Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents

A Chicago Democrat is calling for local governments to again have the authority to implement rent control measures. Twenty-two years after the state passed the Rent Control Preemption Act, Rep. Will Guzzardi wants to repeal it. His legislation, just seven words long, is a “very, very simple” means for municipalities to target housing affordability issues.

Bills’ aim: More revenue through closing tax loopholes Bills’ aim: More revenue through closing tax loopholes

Bills’ aim: More revenue through closing tax loopholes

Admitting it will take two years to see any new revenue from a progressive state income tax, Fair Economy Illinois has ideas for raising money in the meantime.

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