City of Chicago Complaint - Chicago is Slumlord Capital of the World
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I've lived in Chicago my whole life and up to now was very proud of it. However the corruption and "Pay to Play" politics is becoming too much to bear. It's bad enough all the taxpayers have so suffer. But within the last year I watched one close friend pass away and another one go through living hell for about 2 years because of a slumlord called Forest City Enterprises. The City of Chicago just turned their back in both cases just blatantly allowing Forest City to violate city codes at will.
Not only that, with the help of two crooked judges and who knows how many crooked attorneys, one of my friends not only went through hell, he got stiffed out of a lot of money and then finally evicted by Forest City.
To go into all the details of this would be too long to explain.
But if you're a landlord in Chicago and you know people with clout, you can do as you please with no repercussions. Forest City is the leader of the pack but other landlords have gotten away with murder too. Simply pay off the alderman in your ward the police department and Congressmen in your district and a few judges and you're all set to trample on the lives of people.
Governor Blago got caught. But that's not even the tip of the iceberg. The FBI or Justice Department should investigate this whole city.
3 flats in Chicago are okay. But my recommendation is to avoid all large apartment complexes in this city. Your life may depend on it.