City failed to address complaints before heat wave killed 3 senior residents in Rogers Park: BGA

City failed to address complaints before heat wave killed 3 senior residents in Rogers Park: BGA

CHICAGO (TOC) — A half dozen requires assist from a Rogers Park house advanced went unheeded by metropolis officers final month amid the season’s first warmth wave that killed three senior tenants, a Higher Authorities Affiliation investigation discovered.

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Metropolis officers stated there was nothing they might do, given the dearth of metropolis legal guidelines to require landlords to chill their buildings throughout warmth waves.

The requires assist from their 120-unit James Sneider Flats in Rogers Park – logged by town’s 311-hotline arrange particularly to answer resident requests – started coming in three days earlier than three residents had been discovered useless. The calls had been routed to 2 totally different metropolis departments with little response, the BGA reported.

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In accordance with data and interviews carried out by the BGA, officers on the non-for-profit property administration firm that owns the advanced, Hispanic Housing Growth Company, denied requests – from residents and even from their alderwoman – to activate the central air con.

The Chicago Metropolis Council handed an ordinance outlining new cooling necessities in June.

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