ABC 7- Chicago City Council members fail to show up to discuss real estate transfer tax benefiting homeless

By Michelle Gallardo, November 14, 2022

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago City Council did not take up the issue of a proposed real estate tax transfer increase Monday because not enough council members showed up to even discuss it. The money would help people who are homeless.

It was Chicago politics at their finest. Homeless advocates suffered a blow as a lack of quorum at a specially convened City Council meeting essentially killed a proposal that would have put a real estate transfer tax increase question on the February ballot.