Category Archives: crime

Lots going on – Illinois amending Human Rights Act

Illinois Landlords Criminal Screening to Change Drastically I’ve been away busy most of the summer, but plenty has been going on in Illinois and Chicago and not much of it has been good for landlords.  In the coming weeks, I’ll … Continue reading

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HUD issues fair housing “guidance” on landlord use of criminal background checks

Not good news for Chicago landlords April is fair housing month and to celebrate, the Office of the General Counsel of HUD has released “Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers … Continue reading

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Proposed law seeks to impose penalties on landlords for tenant crimes

IRPOA urges landlords to contact their representatives Senate Bill 1547 has passed the Illinois Senate and is being debated in committee tomorrow at 10am in the Illinois House Judiciary Committee.  The Illinois Rental Property Owners Association is asking landlords to … Continue reading

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Governor Quinn signs new eviction legislation SB 1766

New Illinois law requires tenant notice in lease of lessor’s right to evict tenants & guests who commit crimes on or around a rental property

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Crime Free Addendums in Illinois

The requirement for landlords to include a crime free lease addendum in Illinois leases

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