Inside the Chicago MLS face-off

Meeting minutes reveal how the sides line up over forensic audit

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At a contentious meeting of the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois earlier this month, you could feel the tension in the room from a reading of the shareholder minutes, which were sent to Inman News this week.

A recent forensic audit of the MLS “appears to be a head-hunting expedition,” said Earlene Williams, association executive for the West Towns Association of Realtors in the Chicago area. She believes some shareholders have used the audit to support a personal vendetta against MLSNI CEO Jay Huffman.