Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months.
Current and former employees of Pangea describe racism, segregation, and a “toxic” workplace.
Ex-cops attempted to throw out a Rogers Park tenant at gunpoint. The police report tells a different story.
As the mayor spotlights the city’s eviction problems, 2019 court data shows little is changing.
It took almost five months to get recording equipment working in eviction court. Will it make a difference for landlords and tenants?
Real estate developer Pangea owns hundreds of shell companies that insulate the company from litigation. Here’s a list of the ones we’ve identified.
The company has claimed credit for reviving south and west side communities, even as it’s filed more than 9,000 eviction cases since 2009.
Report finds 40 percent of Cook County eviction filings don’t end in a judgment against the tenant, yet can still lead to difficulty finding new housing.
While having a lawyer improved prospects for tenants, data suggests landlords do better without them.
Despite growing interest in rent regulation, Pilsen residents facing displacement remain skeptical of lawmakers.
The south-side neighborhood sees more evictions than any other part of the city—or Cook County, for that matter.
Court data shows that landlords won more than 60 percent of eviction cases over the past two years.
But this doesn’t mean low-income renters are better off.
The odds of winning in eviction court are stacked against tenants; a lack of transparency is part of the problem.
The prevalence of verbal landlord-tenant agreements leaves low-income immigrant households vulnerable.