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Milshire Hotel Eyed By Fishman, But SRO Ordinance Could Give Nonprofit Edge

Milshire Hotel Eyed By Fishman: DNA Info

As the city moves to keep single room occupancy housing available to low-income residents, a nonprofit group is going up against a prominent Logan Square landlord in a bid to buy the embattled Milshire Hotel.

Low-income residents of the Milshire, 2525 N. Milwaukee Ave., were asked to leave in late May when the SRO's owner Art Fischoff announced he was selling the bed bug-infested building in a booming part of the neighborhood.

Rosemoor Hotel owner ordered to pay tenants $3,000 each for move

Rosemoor Hotel owner ordered to pay tenants $3,000 each for move: Sun-Times

A group of SRO tenants who probably couldn’t afford to buy a late-model Chevy if they pooled their money taught luxury auto dealer Joe Perillo a lesson Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

In the process, they learned something about themselves.

It was a beautiful thing to see.

The 15 or so tenants applauded spontaneously when Circuit Judge Edward Harmening ordered Perillo, owner of the Rosemoor Hotel, to pay each of them $3,000 to help them vacate the building on an emergency basis.

Proposed SRO Ordinance to Offer Incentives and Assistance to Building Owners, Preserve 700 Units by 2018

Proposed SRO Ordinance to Offer Incentives and Assistance to Building Owners, Preserve 700 Units by 2018: Gapers Block

"I know that we like to fight. But there are sometimes where we have to sit down and get something done...and we got something big done in the city of Chicago," Ald. Walter Burnett said as he stood in front of dozens of community activists this morning and praised Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and the work of the Chicago for All Coalition at press conference introducing The Single-Room Occupancy and Residential Hotel Preservation Ordinance.

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