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Residents In Fire-Damaged Avalon Park Apartments Say They’re Being Kicked Out Without Proper Notice

Water shutoffs, a lack of heat and demands for residents to "leave the building" are temporary, a representative for property owner 79th Accliviti said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Building On General Iron Owner’s Property Collapsed With Asbestos Inside — But The Company Didn’t Tell The City For Months

The asbestos doesn't pose an immediate health risk, officials said. The city will cite Reserve Management Group, which is suing to open a fifth scrapper on-site, for building and health code violations.

South Chicago, East Side

Feds Tell Ellis Lakeview Owners: Get A New Property Manager And Fix Filthy Conditions — Or Else

The Kenwood affordable apartment building has failed 15 city inspections during the pandemic, with issues including a broken elevator, mice, roaches and faulty plumbing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Demolition Court Looms For Chicago’s Last Phyllis Wheatley Home, Which Sheltered Black Women During The Great Migration

Researchers and residents are calling for the preservation of "a tangible place that holds the heritage and spirit of Black women" as the building's owner — and its longtime resident — seeks funding to restore her crumbling home.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Despite Promises From Feds, Kenwood Apartment Residents Still Living With Faulty Plumbing, Insect Infestations, Rent Mixups

It took nearly a year and legal threats from the city to pressure Ellis Lakeview's owner to fix an elevator, tenants said — but there's still much work to be done.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mice-Infested, Trash-Ridden Kenwood Apartment Building Is Falling Apart, Residents Say As They Beg Feds For Help

Residents of the Ellis Lakeview apartments live with mice and roaches, a broken elevator, a substance they believe to be mold and brown water, they said. The building has failed 12 city inspections during the pandemic.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Collapsed Wicker Park Home Will Be Rebuilt, Realtor Says

The initial plan was to preserve the exterior and rehab the interior, but now, the entire home will be rebuilt, a realtor told Block Club.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

General Iron Is Back At Work In Lincoln Park, But Just For ‘Limited’ Activities, City Says

The recycler has been taking in and sorting metal since June 29, but it can't resume shredding until repairs are made to equipment damaged in the May explosions.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Rothschild Liquor Mart Customers ‘Wreak Havoc’ On The Neighborhood, Woodlawn Residents Say — And They Want It Shut Down

Residents frustrated with Rothschild Liquor Mart at 425 E. 63rd St. are calling on the city to revoke its license.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore