Political Wrangling Defeats Illinois Housing Bill

The Cook County Recorder of Deeds blocks a new $10 fee on real estate documents that would have subsidized rental assistance programs.
June 5, 2004, 5am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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A wildly-endorsed housing bill that aimed to provide $30 million for low-income housing failed to pass through the Illinois State House due to the efforts of Eugene Moore, Cook County's Recorder of Deeds. His lack of support doomed the legislation which had been supported by such diverse groups as Chicago Mayor Daley, the Cook County Board of Supervisors, the Illinois Association of Realtors as well as 44 co-sponsors in the Assembly.

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Published on Friday, June 4, 2004 in Chicago Sun-Times
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