Is Berwyn violating its own fair housing law?

Chicago River North billboard from Berwyn

The City of Berwyn’s ordinances, amended in 2008, make it illegal to:

Make, print, circulate or publish, or cause to be made, printed, circulated or published, any written or oral notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling, that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, military discharge status, marital status, familial status or disability, or that indicates an intention to make the preference, limitation or discrimination.

After reading the recent Tribune article on Berwyn’s efforts to rebrand itself to attract gay residents, how can one not conclude that Berwyn’s campaign encourages violations of both the letter and the spirit of its own fair housing ordinance?

Are Berwyn and its gay residents sending a not-so-subtle message that Berwyn is displeased with having become a predominantly Hispanic community?

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