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The question is, how do we become better allies?
March 8, 2017 – 12:20 PM | One Comment
The question is, how do we become better allies?

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day, women all across the world receive praises that go unsaid the rest of the year. It’s also a day for women like myself to reflect on what …

Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance
December 22, 2013 – 10:36 AM | 4 Comments

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1.
Section 2-112-160 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language struck …

Chicago Council passes Bed Bug Ordinance
July 16, 2013 – 9:44 AM | 10 Comments
Chicago Council passes Bed Bug Ordinance

The City of Chicago has recently been named the nation’s #1 city infested with bed bugs.  Everyday MTO’s tenants’ rights hotline receives calls from renters throughout the City and suburbs dealing with the pesky pests. …

Bedbugs: not dead yet. Chicago Reader feature article
February 17, 2012 – 12:25 PM | 5 Comments
Bedbugs: not dead yet. Chicago Reader feature article

Bedbugs: not dead yet
Bedbug infestations are on the rise in Chicago—and the number of complaints barely scratches the surface
By: Julia Thiel – Chicago Reader 
Taina Rodriguez was at the dog beach with her husband and two …

Region 5 HUD Bed Bug Memo
May 24, 2011 – 6:27 AM | 4 Comments
Region 5 HUD Bed Bug Memo

Metropolitan Tenants Organization, in partnership with Region 5 HUD, Georgia HAP, Shriver Center, Community Investment Corporation, and several other agencies and community organizations, is happy to announce the completion of our guidelines memo on the …

When Bed Bugs Attack
January 12, 2011 – 6:51 PM | 9 Comments
When Bed Bugs Attack

Bed bugs have returned, invading our hospitals, hotels, public transportation, and most unsettling of all, our homes. While bed bugs do not transmit disease, bed bugs have proven to be a serious nuisance to homeowners …

Bed Bugs – FAQ
October 4, 2010 – 2:51 PM | 29 Comments
Bed Bugs – FAQ

What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs prefer human blood, but can also feed on pets if people aren’t present.
Are bed bugs disease …

Chicago Building Code RE: Pests
January 4, 2010 – 12:51 PM | 61 Comments
Chicago Building Code RE: Pests

CHICAGO BUILDING CODE RE: PESTS

13-196-630  Residential buildings – Responsibilities of owner or operator.
Every owner or operator must:
(a)     Comply with the requirements imposed on him by this chapter;
(b)     Maintain in a clean, sanitary …