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Keay & Costello, P.C. is a law firm that is dedicated to meeting all of our clients’ needs. We are small enough to maintain personal relationships with our clients and offer cost-effective representation.

The attorneys of Keay & Costello, P.C. serve clients throughout Metropolitan Chicago, specifically Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County. We provide legal services for individuals, businesses, community associations and other forms of business organizations in the following areas:

  • Community Association Law
  • Assessment Collection
  • Landlord & Tenant Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

The firm’s mission is to recognize that the principle role of law-trained personnel is to assist clients in the resolution of problems. Our firm attempts to bring closure quickly and efficiently at a reasonable fee.

Recent Articles

  • Ombudsperson Act deadline – January 1, 2019

      DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR OMBUDSPERSON ACT – JANUARY 1, 2019 As stated in our “The Ombudsperson: 2016 Amendments and Updates” article, by Governor Rauner’s signing of Public Act 99-0776, several changes were made to the Condominium and Common Interest Community…

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  • Collecting Assessments from Condominium Units In Foreclosure

      CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN FORECLOSURE DURING A RISING REAL ESTATE MARKET In 2017, Illinois had the fourth highest rate of foreclosure filings in the United States. While the overall number of foreclosures being filed is decreasing, foreclosures continue to present…

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  • Update to Condominium Rules and Regulations

      TIME TO UPDATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION RECORD REQUESTS AND USES FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES With the adoption of Public Act 100-0292, which will take effect on January 1, 2018, several significant changes will take place with respect…

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  • Omnibus House Bill 0189

    OMNIBUS HOUSE BILL 0189 With the recent votes in the Illinois Legislature, it appears that the current legislative session has come to a close.   As of July 10, 2017, only one significant piece of community association legislation has passed both…

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  • Common Area Basics

    COMMON AREA ISSUES Most associations have common areas.  These can range from simply a detention pond or two and/or maybe a few subdivision entry signs for a large detached single-family home community on one end of the scale to recreational…

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  • New FHA Owner Occupancy Requirements

    HUD ANNOUNCES NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), recently published Mortgagee Letter 2016-15, which modified the owner occupancy requirements for condominium associations seeking Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) approval.  Prior to the adoption…

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  • NEW LAW: Clarifying Board of Directors’ Ability to Secure Loans

    NEW LAW AMENDING THE CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT CLARIFIES A BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ABILITY TO SECURE LOANS Public Act 099-0849 was signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 19, 2016.  The new law changes the Condominium Property Act to clarify…

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  • The Ombudsperson: 2016 Amendments and Update

    THE OMBUDSPERSON:  2016 AMENDMENTS AND UPDATE On August 12, 2016 Governor Rauner signed Public Act 99-0776 which makes several significant changes to the original Ombudsperson Act.  This article will provide quick highlights of certain changes contained in P.A. 99-0776. Registration…

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  • New Chicago Ordinance – Short Term and Vacation Lease Violations

    NEW CHICAGO ORDINANCE DETERS OWNERS FROM ENTERING INTO SHORT-TERM AND VACATION LEASES IN VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GOVERNING DOCUMENTS Many, if not most, community association declarations prohibit owners from leasing their units for transient or hotel purposes.  While these types…

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    On July 15, 2016 Governor Rauner signed two important pieces of legislation for the community association industry. CLOSED PORTIONS OF MEETINGS/EXECUTIVE SESSIONS     P.A. 099-0567 Section 18(a)(9) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act and Sec. 1-40 Common Interest Community Association Act.…

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