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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

Chicago amends smoke and carbon monoxide ordinance proposed closes loophole on compliance

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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

April fools proposal to turn over the RLTO

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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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Medical Marijuana and the Illinois Landlord and Tenant

Illinois landlords face new questions in light of recently passed medical marijuana law

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Speaking Engagement!

It was great to get a chance earlier today to speak to the agents at Re/Max Signature about recent legislative changes affecting the Chicago rental market!  We had a great discussion about CRLTO compliance, the new Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance, … Continue reading

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Highland Park’s Proposed Rental Registration Program

The Lake County Property Investors Association has issued a release to its members indicating that the City of Highland Park is considering a “rental registration” program.  They indicate that there is not yet a written ordinance but that the program … Continue reading

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Refresher on evicting a family member in Illinois

Forcible entry & detainer for adult relative, child, son, or daughter Illinois. Eviction instead of trespass in Illinois. Family won’t move out.

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The 5 stages of “grief” for Landlords with CRLTO problems

The five stages of grief and loss for Chicago Landlords who get served with threatening letter or complaint for violations of CRLTO

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