Author Archives: Richard Magnone

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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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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