CHICAGO — A Chicago suburb is suing the owners of an apartment complex the city asserts has not held an appropriate city license for years, asking a judge to order the owners to pay for inspections at the property.

The city of Countryside filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the owners of the Wentwood Apartments, which are held through a trust at Heartland Bank & Trust, has operated without a valid rental license and refused the city's demands for inspections of the property.

The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction against the defendant, authorization to take all steps it deems reasonably necessary to abate the violations existing on the premises, all costs incurred in abating the violations existing on the premises, a fine of $750 per dwelling unit on the premises for each day from as early as 2010, court costs and any further relief this court grants. The plaintiff is represented by Erik R. Peck and Nicholas J. Daly of Tressler LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017CH14279

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