I purchased a lot of properties in Streamwood, IL because village was super friendly but in last 6 -8 months, Village of Streamwood only goal is to make money from permits, put additional burden on investors / landlord, and basically lot of investors I know in Streamwood is either selling what they have or stop buying in Streamwood and investing in other Villages who are friendly for investors / landlord.
Village is Streamwood code enforcement officers (Adam Garcia and John Peterson) are also coming after investors after you purchase property and putting orange sticker on door and basically they want access to your home so they can write long laundry list of items they want you to fix and lot of stuff is so minor that you can do on your own but instead they make you hire license general contractors which will cost you 4 times then doing on your own or a skilled handyman who is not insured but knows a lot. Another reason Village if Streamwood make you hire lic. General contractors because these contractor need to register with village and have to pay registration fee ranging $100 - $200. So no only they want money from investors but they also want money from other parties. From each home, I approximately, village is collecting around $400 to $800. In nut shell, Village of Streamwood is very unfriendly for investors / landlord. I started to buy in Des Plains, Arlington Hts and other adjoining town because Village is super friendly there.