Author Archives: Richard Magnone

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

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Cold weather shuts down Cook County evictions

It has not yet been dubbed a polar vortex, but whether it is a “bomb cyclone”, “polar vortex”, or arctic air mass, one thing is certain, it is COLD!  Despite the end of the scheduled holiday moratorium on eviction enforcement … Continue reading

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2018 Chicago Security Deposit Interest Rate Released

Security deposit interest rate for 2018 for rental agreements leases governed by the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance RLTO CRLTO

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Rent control advocates employ new tactic

Push to erode landlord rights continues The Chicago Sun-Times published a story today explaining that advocates in favor of rent control are going to make the issue a referendum on ballots in the March, 2018 primary elections.  I’ve been reporting … Continue reading

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Class Action Attorneys sue Property Manager under CRLTO

Failure to provide CRLTO Summary at issue That silly little summary of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance that needs to be attached to every lease governed by the CRLTO.  It’s no big deal, right? Wrong.  Class action attorneys at … Continue reading

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2017 2018 Cook County Eviction Moratorium Announced

Annual stoppage for Chicago evictions and Cook County forcible entry enforcement of eviction orders for possession by eviction attorneys

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The Landlord’s Right to Access in Chicago

A landlord’s right to access under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

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Billing for most Cook County evictions

Illinois eviction attorney information on Cook County Illinois eviction billing and lawyer fees and charges for forcible entry cases Daly Center

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Update: Rent Control Talk Continues

Back in March, I discussed the proposal by Chicago-based state legislator Will Guzzardi (39th District – D) to repeal the law prohibiting rent control in Illinois.  That bill is currently in the rules committee and only recently, on August 29, … Continue reading

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Alderman Propose Chicago Landlords Protect Immigrants

City makes landlords bear the brunt of “Sanctuary City” status It was reported in the Chicago Sun Times last week that Chicago would impose obligations on landlords to help illegal immigrants affected by the Trump executive order repealing DACA. Last … Continue reading

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