Illinois SB 1271 Blighted Property Legislation Advances

SB 1271 has passed the Senate and has now moved to the House.

The measure would

  • “reduce abandoned and neglected homes by helping municipalities intervene earlier through the court system to save these properties.”
  • “allow municipalities and counties to partner with land banks to maintain and manage vacant buildings so they can be saved.”
  • “help people stay in their homes by reducing the cap on interest rates on unpaid property taxes.”

 

For a press release from the bill sponsor, please click here.

For a related media article, please click here.

For bill text and current status, please click here

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