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Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon

Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon

A bill that would give local governments authority to enact rent control laws stalled in a House subcommittee Wednesday, possibly killing the proposal for the 2019 session. That action came at the end of a lengthy hearing in which affordable housing advocates argued that skyrocketing rents, particularly in the Chicago area, are driving many people on limited incomes out of their homes, sometimes onto the streets or into homeless shelters.

House passes bill requiring more disclosure in municipal pensions House passes bill requiring more disclosure in municipal pensions

House passes bill requiring more disclosure in municipal pensions

Local government pension systems may soon have to start disclosing more information about how certain lump-sum payouts at the end of an employee’s career are used to increase that person’s retirement benefits. In 2016, the General Assembly passed a law known as the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act, which requires disclosure of certain large lump-sum payments such...
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