Matteson Journey Lodge Residents Get To Keep After Authorities Threatened Its Closure Over Security Issues

CHICAGO (CBS) — A rollercoaster trip for dozens of households dwelling in a south suburban lodge after indicators went up saying they needed to transfer out due to security considerations.

However late Wednesday afternoon, they discovered they will keep. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reviews from Matteson with what modified. The native fireplace division claimed large issues wanted to be mounted and resolved after folks felt the panic of presumably not having anyplace to stay. Mom of 5 Stephanie McWilliams was confused Wednesday morning.

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“It’s actually, actually onerous.”

The motel been McWilliams’ house for the previous weeks after surviving home violence, reacting and dashing to search out what to do after Tuesday’s information, that she and different folks staying at a Journey Lodge Resort in Matteson must depart by 5:00 Wednesday night.

“Being right here has really been comforting for us,” she stated.

Mc Williams added she has additionally felt secure, regardless of what the Matteson Fireplace Division described as “an abundance” of code and security violations.” Officers stated they had been first notified in February of final yr when somebody staying there complained.

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Fireplace officers later reported discovering malfunctioning smoke alarms in 20 rooms and sprinklers system points on the higher ranges. Resort administration stated they had been maintaining with alarm upgrades and a management panel solely wanted minor fixes. They claimed the hearth division jumped the gun in threating a shut down and work with contractors to repair points was ongoing.

“However resulting from COVID, we’ve got to attend till the folks was in a position to come and provides us our flip. And at the moment was that. It was scheduled for at the moment,” stated supervisor Latricia Washington.

“The hearth alarm situation has been a problem prior to now and it’s resolved now,” added Matteson Fireplace Chief Michael Bacon.

On Wednesday, fireplace and metropolis inspectors got here out and gave the all clear. That means, round 80 folks like McWilliams are relieved they will keep. The hearth chief didn’t go into additional element on if there will likely be additional inspections on different potential points.

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CBS 2 reached out to the Village of Matteson, however up to now, no response. The sister firm of the lodge, Wyndam Motels, stated it did attain out to the proprietor right here once they discovered of considerations, however it’s unclear when that occurred.


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