Chicago Announcements September 02, 2021

The Chicago Department of Buildings on Wednesday published the city’s updated Building Code Scofflaw List, publishing the addresses of 99 properties that have been rendered ineligible for zoning changes, tax-increment financing assistance or land deals with the city because of outstanding legal issues. The new list grows out of an ordinance (O2021-1193) the City Council approved earlier this year expanding properties’ criteria for inclusion on the list. The public list will “send a clear message that owners who do not remediate code violations will face consequences for their inaction,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote in a statement Wednesday. 

Chicago Board of Elections Comm. Jonathan Swain resigned on Tuesday after five years serving on the three-member board, the board announced Wednesday. “I am very proud of the work we have accomplished together over the last five years, including driving the successful expansion of our Early Voting and Vote By Mail programs and increasing outreach and accessibility for all communities,” Swain wrote in a statement. His replacement will be picked by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans. 

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