Author Archives: Richard Magnone

More on “sealing” eviction records in Illinois

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

Posted in Bad Tenant, Eviction | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Proposed law would seal most eviction cases

Legislative Alert! On February 13, 2018, Representative Emanuel Chris Welch introduced House Bill 4760 that proposes to seal all eviction records for the first 30 days after a case is filed and at various other points in the eviction process.  … Continue reading

Posted in Illinois | Tagged | Leave a comment

Possible shake-up coming to Illinois eviction procedure

Changes to Illinois Eviction Complaints The Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, by way of proposal18-03, is proposing a new supreme court rule that would change the basics of an eviction complaint throughout the state.  The rule is set … Continue reading

Posted in Rules, Supreme Court of Illinos | Leave a comment

Follow up on eviction timing

I just saw a story in the Chicago Tribune indicating that the Cook County Sheriff “this week” enforced an eviction order entered on December 15, 2017 against a Logan Square health club.  Doing some quick math, that’s about an 11 … Continue reading

Posted in Eviction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Winter evictions are slowed in Cook County

Periodically, I like to do a little anecdotal sample of cases to see where the Sheriff is running when it comes to Cook County evictions.  Based on a VERY unscientific poll, it seems that evictions from early December are now … Continue reading

Posted in Eviction, Sheriff | Tagged | Leave a comment

Breaking down the new State of Illinois Eviction Order

The new uniform State of Illinois Eviction Order as promulgated by the amendments to the forcible entry and detainer eviction act released

Posted in Eviction Order, Order for Possession | Tagged | Leave a comment

City of Chicago releases CRLTO 2018 Interest Summary

For all leases governed by the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO), Section 5-12-170 requires that a landlord attach a summary of the ordinance and an interest rate summary to the lease.  The City of Chicago has finally released … Continue reading

Posted in CRLTO, Disclosures, interest | Tagged | Leave a comment

2018 State of Illinois Security Deposit Interest Rate Released

Well, better late than never, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking today (1/8/18) released the new interest rate for security deposits governed by the Illinois Security Deposit Interest Act.  That rate is

Posted in Illinois, Interest Rate, Security Deposit, Security Deposit Interest Act | Tagged | Leave a comment

City Crackdown on Landlords over Heat

On January 3, 2018, NBC Channel 5 reported that the City of Chicago Building Department is taking landlords to court during this cold snap.  The report indicates that the Department of Buildings has received over 600 heat complaints.  City building … Continue reading

Posted in Building Code | Tagged | 1 Comment

Amendment to Illinois Security Deposit Return Act Effective 1/1/2018

The Illinois Security Deposit Return Act has been amended by Public Act 100-0269, effective January 1, 2018.  Some of the amendments are small, like changing the words “rental property” to “rental premises”.  Other changes are more substantive and align the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment