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Call Colombo: Results for woman, daughter who were booted from apartment and charged for breaking lease

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Good things come to those who wait.

That's the case for a Collinsville woman and her mother.

They waited about 18 months for help with a fight involving a landlord over a wheelchair ramp. 

Clara Holcomb, 86, and her daughter, Mary, used to live in Mascoutah. On their doctor's advice, they asked the building owner if they could put in a wheelchair ramp. The owner said no and told them to pack up and move.

Later, they received a letter stating they owed $1,594 for breaking the lease.

News 4 went to speak to the property management company. The Holcombs were then put in touch with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. According to federal and state law, they should've been able to install the ramp at their own expenses. 

After a year and a half, Mary Holcomb contact News 4 to announce a settlement had been reached. Under the terms of the settlement, they can't discuss the specifics, but did say they're happy with the way it all turned out. 
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