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Use of Technology

TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF “USE OF TECHNOLOGY” While it may seem trite to repeat this statement – our society is facing unprecedented times.    In 2014 when I (as the Co-Chairperson of the Illinois Legislative Action Committee of CAI) was negotiating changes to the Illinois Condominium Property Act and the Common Interest Community Association I […]

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COVID-19 Virus Legal Update

COVID-19 VIRUS LEGAL UPDATE March 15, 2020 As we proceed through this time of uncertainty the best advice (legal or otherwise) we have to offer is to continue to exercise common sense.    There are no health professionals at our office.  It is important to continue reviewing updates from federal, state and local health departments.   One […]

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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 Ombudsperson Act (“Act”). One of those changes requires all associations to adopt a written dispute […]

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2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Omnibus P.A. 100-0292

  OMNIBUS REVISION TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ACT AND ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT With the recent votes in the Illinois Legislature, it appears that the current legislative session is coming to a close.   As of August 24, 2017 only one significant piece of community association legislation has passed both houses and was signed by the […]

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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 houses.  HB0189 consolidated several other bills into a single omnibus bill.  This article discusses the […]

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NEW LAWS PASSED JULY 15, 2016 AFFECTING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

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. Meetings. The new law changes both the Condominium Property Act and the Common Interest Community […]

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The Return of Leasing and Restrictions at Associations

 THE RETURN OF LEASING AND RESTRICTIONS AT ASOCIATIONS As Illinois and the rest of the nation recovers from the crash of the residential real estate market, the issue of leasing restrictions has, again, arisen. Many associations having survived the onslaught of foreclosures are awaking to realize that the formerly owner occupied properties are quickly being […]

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The Ombudsperson Act

THE OMBUDSPERSON: COMING SOON TO A STATE NEAR YOU  On December 29, 2014, outgoing Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act, following its passage during veto session. With Governor Quinn’s signature, Illinois became the fifth state to enact some form of Ombudsman/Ombudsperson legislation.[1] The bill is the final […]

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New Community Association Laws

The 2014 Illinois Legislative Session was quite active for condominium and common interest community associations. Over nineteen (19) pieces of legislation were introduced effecting associations. A total of nine (9) pieces of legislation passed the House of Representatives and Senate and were sent the Governor for signature. Eight (8) new acts were signed by the […]