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Real Estate and Development

Foreclosure auctions rise in Cook County

County ends discrimination against housing choice voucher holders

A measure protecting federal housing voucher holders from discrimination by landlords received the approval of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Wednesday on a 9-6 vote.

The new law amends the county’s human rights ordinance to effectively prohibit landlords from refusing to rent to potential tenants on the basis that they possess housing choice vouchers, previously known as Section 8 vouchers.

River North loft building sells for $8.5 million

Optima plans second, 60-story apartment tower in Streeterville

Cicero leaps into fray over where Cubs will play

Hovanian-Blackstone venture plans 45 homes in Winfield

Housing growth slowing around CTA, Metra rail stations, researchers say

Big Sears warehouse sells for $24 million

West Loop office tower heads to market

TIF accountability ordinance tabled

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), the sponsor of an ordinance to increase online information about the Chicago Tax Increment Finance program, vowed on Monday that the measure would pass and that Council members are working with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on amendments that yet further TIF reporting requirements.

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