Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Mon February 18, 2013
Senate proposal makes apartment eviction power statewide
A proposal in the Illinois Senate could give landlords of apartments across the state the power to evict residents who commit a crime. Under current law, the so-called Crime Free Rental Housing ordinance can only be used in Illinois cities with more than 25,000 people.Senator Thomas Cullerton, a Democrat from Villa Park, says small communities are looking for any advantage that would help stop illegal activities.