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Ten Shared Principles

In response to national outcry following the fatal shooting of Micheal Brown of Ferguson, MO, in 2014, the Illinois NAACP State Conference and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police articulated the Ten Shared Principles to guide reforms that eliminate the disproportionate negative impacts of policing on people of color.

Legislation Highlights

       utility costs, any building code violations issued in the past year, any know lead hazards and           if a foreclosure notice has or is received.
  • If a tenant does not pay rent, landlords can charge a late fee of $10 if the rent is $1000 or less. If the rent is more, the late fee is $10 plus 5% of the amount over $1000.
  • A landlord may charge a security deposit, but cannot be more than 1.5 monthly rent. A receipt must be given to the renter indicating the financial institution where the security deposit will be held. 
  • A landlord may not change or remove the locks, remove doors of a rental
    unit, cut off heat, utility or water service, remove tenant’s personal property,
    or interfere with the tenant’s use of the apartment.
  • The tenant has the right to a habitable unit that is maintained in compliance with relevant building codes.
  • 48-hour notice must be give before the landlord enters the unit except in an emergency
  • The landlord must disclose certain information to the tenant, including the name and contact information of the building owner or manager, an estimated average of
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