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Alderman in La Salle thinks rentals are ruining neighborhoods

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2016

At least one La Salle alderman is apparently having a tough time getting behind the city slogan of “Believe in La Salle”.

Alderman Jim Bacidore is tired of seeing too many rundown rental properties around town. Bacidore told the rest of the city council last night “First Street looks great but the rest of the town looks like s*it”. He’s hoping the city can somehow step up fines to landlords who have renters not keeping up their property.

City Attorney Jim McPhedran says the city does go after nuisance properties with a lot getting fined and that the word is out in La Salle. City Building Inspector Chris Covert says many renters clean up properties when told to but things get messy again two to three weeks later.

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