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Bring Chicago Home referendum is off the ballot

 The Chicago Southland Black Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Bring Chicago Home referendum has been thrown off the March 19 Primary Election ballot by a Judge in Cook County Circuit Court today.

“This victory was something that we expected and anticipated as the ballot question had several issues, namely the log-rolling issue. We also believed that the proposed ordinance would hurt both the business climate and rental market for obvious reasons,” said Dr. Cornel Darden Jr., Chairman of the Board.

“The question was very obviously worded in such a way to trick voters into voting ‘Yes’ to the referendum. We also had extreme concerns for the business climate and rental market. When raising the cost of doing business, we can’t expect anything other than those raised costs being passed down the line, affecting consumers.”

The Chicago Southland Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to have been a part of the fight against the referendum as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, together with BOMA/Chicago, Chicagoland Apartment Association, and others.

About the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a membership-driven organization that provides opportunities, advocacy, and networking for businesses throughout Chicago and the Southland. The chamber serves Chicago, southern Cook County, Will County, Kankakee County, Grundy County, and northwest Indiana. The Southland Black Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce serving the Southland and is the largest Black chamber of commerce serving Illinois, by dues-paying members.

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