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Flossmoor targets building violations with new rules for nuisance properties

Broken windows. Overgrown weeds. Peeling paint. Collapsing gutters. All communities face the challenge of property maintenance, especially when some residents allow their homes to fall into disrepair. Deteriorating homes, both inside and out, are aggravating to neighbors and raise the likelihood of fire, injury, disease and health problems. Flossmoor took steps this week to assure better control of property, residential and otherwise, that is deemed to be a chronic nuisance. The village board Monday approved two new ordinances that establish registries for chronic nuisance properties and vacant homes. The board also revised Flossmoor’s municipal code, adding . . .

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