Condo owners and their Religious symbols now safe
Real Estate Press - Governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vitch) signed a bill into law today that will allow condo owners to display religious objects on their front doors.
The new state law which the House and Senate passed unanimously will go into effect January 1, 2007. A similar requirement was passed in December by the City Council.
The legislation is rooted on several cases in Chicago where co-op boards and condo associations made plans to ban the display of religious symbols in hallways. This arrangement would have been a problem for Jewish residents, whose faith requires them to hang from the door frame a mezuzah (muh-ZOOZ'-uh) -- a religious text inside a small case.
The bill was sponsored by Chicago Democrats: Representative Sara Feigenholtz and Senator Ira Silverstein.
Marie Rose Arong