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Voters Will Consider Rent Control Question

Residents in nine Chicago wards will have an opportunity Tuesday to vote in a non-binding referendum on whether the state should consider allowing municipalities to impose rent control. A bill proposed by Illinois Rep. Will Guzzardi would take just seven words to repeal the statewide ban on rent control in effect since 1997.

Ben Bernardoni, director of local governmental affairs for Illinois Realtors, would cast a thumbs-down in the polling place. “We’re opposed to it,” he told radio station WBEZ last week. “Rent control is not the answer to the affordable housing program in Chicago. It will create more problems than good.”

Bernardoni said rent control might prompt owner/developers to sell off multifamily buildings, or turn them from rentals into condos. “Both of those things would have a massive impact on the tax base, and when the tax base lowers, the tax rate has to go up,” he said.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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