Author Archives: Richard Magnone

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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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

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Possible shake-up coming to Illinois eviction procedure

Changes to Illinois Eviction Complaints UPDATE: see here The Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, by way of proposal18-03 (UPDATE: the proposal language is no longer available and merely shows as withdrawn). is proposing a new supreme court rule … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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