Author Archives: Richard Magnone

2019-2020 Cook County Eviction Stoppage

Annual Cook County order halts residential landlord tenant evictions for 2019 and 2020 winter

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Cook County’s Just Housing Amendment is SCARY!!!!!

Consider how the Cook County Just Housing Amendment will actually work to force landlords to rent to criminals

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Cook County Issues Yet Another Set of Just Housing Rules

Cook County releases October 23, 2019 landlord enforcement rules for the Just Housing Amendment for criminal background checks on tenants

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Just Housing Ordinance Info

There is an important meeting tomorrow October 15 on the Cook County Just Housing Ordinance

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Call to Action for Comment on Just Housing Ordinance

Call to Cook County Landlords time to act on Criminal Background Screening Yesterday, I posted about the Cook County Joint Housing Ordinance.  Today, the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance issued a landlord “Call to Action” related to the proposed interpretive rules … Continue reading

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Do you know about the new Cook County Just Housing Ordinance?

landlords must conditionally approve tenants before ordering criminal background check for prospective lease in Cook County

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Pritzker signs law to protect illegal immigrants

Legislation Prohibits Landlords from Reporting Illegal Immigrants It was President Barak Obama who said that elections have consequences.  I don’t get political on this page, but I do talk about policy and you can’t talk about policy without recognizing how … Continue reading

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Lots going on – Illinois amending Human Rights Act

Illinois Landlords Criminal Screening to Change Drastically I’ve been away busy most of the summer, but plenty has been going on in Illinois and Chicago and not much of it has been good for landlords.  In the coming weeks, I’ll … Continue reading

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A victory for landlords in the rent control fight

HB0255 defeated A number of sources, including Capital Fax, are beginning to report that Rep. Will Guzzardi’s HB0255 intending to repeal the ban on rent control has been defeated in committee.  Other bills remain in both the House and the … Continue reading

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Eviction Record Sealing Measure Advances

A few weeks back, I wrote about a senate bill intended to seal eviction records.  A similar measure was filed as HB2299.  NPR is reporting that the measure has passed out of committee.  This is a dangerous proposition for landlords.  … Continue reading

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