By CBS Chicago
A month after the body of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found in the walk-in freezer of a Rosemont hotel, Chicago aldermen are considering placing a burden on city hotels to prevent something similar.
The ordinance, proposed by Ald. Edward Burke, would require hotels to monitor and restrict access to off-limit areas, or risk potentially losing their license. The “non-guest areas” would include areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms and loading docks.
The ordinance passed the City Council Finance Committee on Tuesday.