Proposed bedbug ordinance sent back to committee

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A proposed Chicago bedbug ordinance was sent back to committee Monday after landlords said it put too much burden on them and not enough on their tenants.

The ordinance would fine owners of infested buildings up to $2,000 a day if they don’t take steps to eradicate bed bugs.

At the end of an hour-and-a-half hearing, it appeared the measure would be voted down until Ald. Ray Suarez said he’d hold the measure in committee.

Suarez is housing committee chairman and he said amendments to the measure would be studied.


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