At least eight empty storefronts on Clark Street in Lincoln Park have building and safety code violations, according to a message to community members from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd).
The city is suing the owners of the buildings over the violations, which include rotting porches, rodents and drainage issues, the email said. In the letter, Ald. Smith said the buildings' issues represent a larger problem for the Clark Street retail corridor.
"Long-empty storefronts on Clark have been a persistent issue in our neighborhood," Smith wrote in the email. "We want these stores repaired and rented." She also urges Lincoln Park residents to turn out to the court date for the violations: Friday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m., in courtroom 1105 at the Daley Center. The newsletter said the stores are located at: