Author Archives: Richard Magnone

State Legislative session ends without rent control repeal

attempts to repeal the prohibition on rent control have failed in the spring Illinois legislative session.

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Temporary victory for Landlords in Good Cause eviction issue

I have it on good authority that Alderman Moreno’s office has expressed that it is no longer the Alderman’s intention to present the Good Cause ordinance to the City Council this month.  Instead, his office will seek to have a … Continue reading

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Analysis Part three of the Chicago Good Cause for Eviction Ordinance

Here we are in the week that the so called “Good Cause for Eviction Ordinance” is expected to be presented to the Chicago City Council possibly to introduce the most sweeping anti-landlord change to landlord-tenant law in Chicago since 1986.  … Continue reading

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CALL TO ACTION: Call your Alderman and the Mayor

Chicago landlords, Act Now! You’ve probably been reading over the past 24 hours about an ordinance affecting landlord-tenant law that a Chicago Alderman is allegedly threatening to introduce to the City Council next week.  I have been in contact with … Continue reading

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Breaking down the Chicago “Good Cause for Eviction” ordinance

Yesterday, I went through the provision of the allegedly proposed Good Cause for Eviction ordinance provision allowing for eviction based on non-payment of rent (provided the tenant doesn’t make good before an eviction order is entered).  Today, I’ll examine the … Continue reading

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Chicago Good Cause Eviction Ordinance to be Proposed

What about landlord’s rights? I received from a friend a copy of an ordinance that one of the Chicago Alderman is apparently planning to present to the Chicago City Council on May 23, 2018. The ordinance appears to be penned … Continue reading

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Rent control repeal seems to stall

After Chicago referendum to repeal Illinois rent control preemption act passed, repeal efforts against Illinois landlords stall

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Confusion with respect to Chicago’s Recycling Ordinance

Questions about the applicability of the new Chicago Recycling Ordinance to small 1-4 unit landlords for tenant education flyers and postings

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Updates on trending Illinois and Chicago landlord-tenant stories

Over the past months, we have been tracking a few stories that will affect landlords and their rental businesses in the Chicagoland area.  We wanted to take a moment to provide some updates. With respect to the potential change in … Continue reading

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More on “sealing” eviction records in Illinois

Misguided proposed law to seal evictions even for cause, foreclosure, or nonpayment of rent evict

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