Author Archives: Richard Magnone

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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Now tenants want eviction records sealed

Blinded by the Law Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, a Democrat representing Chicago’s in the 5th District, has proposed SB0077 which is a new attempt to pass legislation to seal eviction records.  This concept has popped up in the … Continue reading

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Breaking down the proposed Illinois Rent Control Act Part 3

Rent control will hurt landlords throughout Illinois. This article focuses on the rent control boards and their duties and powers

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Illinois Rent Control Act introduced by House Rep. Flowers

2019 introduction of Illinois rent control law would hurt most lessors and landlords

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Federal law provides servicemember’s families right to terminate lease

Relief for spouse of deceased militaryAs 2018 came to a close, the President signed a bill known as the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act that provides federal rental relief to a serviceperson’s survivors.  The provision, introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri … Continue reading

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