Dear Tenant: You are in the City of Chicago and probably are covered by the very Tenant Friendly City of Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance. If that is correct, Please review the ordinance carefully on line at: http://www.chicityclerk.com/tenantsVRSlandlords.php There are specific provisions in the Ordinance which deal with Landlord issues such as the one you describe.
Follow the Ordinance and you will be able to move out without repercussions from the Landlord if the Landlord does not comply.
Hope this helps. Good luck
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