By Lorraine Swanson, Editor
Court advocates are being sought for a troubled transient hotel in Uptown that is headed to Cook County Circuit Court next week. Billed as one of the city's last "chicken wire" single room occupancy buildings, city building inspectors turned up 44 code violations at the Wilson Men's Hotel at 1124 W. Wilson Ave. on Jan. 23.
Violations ranged from cockroaches sited in the basement, problems with the plumbing and sewage, inadequate ventilation, holes and cracks in the ceilings and floor, loose handrails and no fire doors in the building's boiler room, according to a city building inspection report obtained by News-Star. (photo courtesy John Howard)
Update: Could our own readers be the ones who triggered this inspection on January 23? Look back at this post dated January 9 where we encouraged our readers to call the city to report the countless code violations in this building. It appears you are making a difference folks. Keep it up!