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Chicago Title Seminar this Morning 4-3-17

I had a great time this morning, as always, presenting to fellow attorneys for Chicago Title Insurance Company at their training in Rolling Meadows with respect to updates in landlord tenant law.

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Announcing our newest blog – chicagoclosings.com

I know many of my readers come here looking for information about landlord-tenant related law.  Before you can be a landlord, you have to buy a property.  After you read this blog about landlording, you might want to sell your … Continue reading

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Cook County Assessor pursues Landlords with Notice of Discovery

A number of real property owners across Cook County have been surprised to receive a “Notice of Discovery” from Cook County Assessor Joseph Barrios.  The notice informs property owners that the Assessor’s Office believes the property owner may have received … Continue reading

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Eviction cases and municipal districts

Right now, there is a bit of a change going on in the Cook County eviction world.  There was a time where any case in Cook County could be brought in the First District downtown (ie. at the Daley Center).  … Continue reading

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Speaking at Chicago Title Seminar 3/5

I am excited to be speaking at a CLE seminar for Chicago Title Insurance Company tomorrow on CRLTO futility and the recent case Boyer v. Buol Properties.

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Chicago to continue pursuit of bad landlords

Chicago’s Tenant Protection Ordinance is Powerful. In case you missed it, back in January, the City of Chicago passed the Eri’ana Patton Smith and Coleman/Clark Kids Tenant Protection Ordinance.  The Ordinance aims to keep bad landlords from doing more business … Continue reading

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Tougher smoke and carbon monoxide detector penalties for Chicago Landlords

Proposed amendment closes detector compliance loophole Chicago landlords who fail to comply with the City of Chicago smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector ordinances will face much stiffer penalties.  A proposed amendment to the municipal code for Chicago which passed … Continue reading

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Sad reminder about landlord liability

Chicago Landlord lands in jail over deaths related to code violations Channel 7 is reporting that the landlord who owned the building where Chicago Firefighters died in a roof collapse has been sentenced to jail time and penalties for criminal … Continue reading

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April 1 proposal seeks to overturn RLTO

REPEAL IS AN OPTION (April Fools)! A daring new proposal seeks to repeal the RLTO.  After years of tyranny against landlords, this must end.  “Let justice be done though the heavens should fall” said one legislator.  For years, landlords have … Continue reading

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New CRLTO Opinion released

Just a heads up that there is a brand new CRLTO case opinion released by the appellate court today.  I haven’t had time to do a full write up but there is some pretty interesting stuff inside on whether or … Continue reading

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