Lawmaker Advances Bill To Repeal State Ban On Rent Control

SPRINGFIELD – The House Committee on Housing on advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow local municipalities to implement measures regarding rent control. House Bill 116, introduced by Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, would repeal the state’s Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997 and enable local municipalities to impose caps on rent prices. Guzzardi said the […]

Senate Confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge As Housing Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This places the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fudge, who has represented parts […]

Speaker Welch Releases Committee Assignments, February Session Plans

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the committees and their respective chairs for the 102nd General Assembly, including the addition of six new committees. The committee announcement comes as Welch canceled all but one of the House session days that had been set for next month. Lawmakers in the House […]

Biden White House Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive Actions

Updated at 3:33 p.m. ET WASHINGTON – Saying it’s time to act “because that’s what faith and morality require us to do,” President Biden on Tuesday signed four executive actions aimed at advancing racial equity for Americans the White House says have been underserved and left behind. Biden said Tuesday that the measures follow one […]