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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.

‘Tobacco 21’ effort, over GOP objections, moves to Senate floor ‘Tobacco 21’ effort, over GOP objections, moves to Senate floor

‘Tobacco 21’ effort, over GOP objections, moves to Senate floor

Legislation that would raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco and other products in Illinois to 21 made it past its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, Feb. 5. The Senate bill sponsored by Julie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield, won the approval of the chamber’s Public Health Committee along party lines, by a vote of 8 to 4.

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