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.
Senate proposal makes apartment eviction power statewide
By Alex Rusciano • Feb 18, 2013
"They should have the same amount of tools to fight crime, prevent gang violence, prevent gang traffic. A lot of times they don't have the resources a larger community has," Sen. Thomas Cullerton