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Category : Law Articles

Illinois Rental Housing Support Program Act

Landlords get funding boost from new Illinois Rental Housing Support Program Act

By Celeste Ntuen  Illinois landlords, housing developers, and tenants are getting a funding boost from recent changes to the Rental Housing Support Program Act (310 ILCS 105/1). Illinois legislators have changed the law that was enacted on Jan. 1 to allow more flexibility in funding distributions to landlords, housing developers and renters.  For some background,

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Close up Of A Tenants Eviction Notice Gluing To The Door

Here’s what happens next as the state, federal eviction moratorium ends but pandemic continues

By: John Elias One of the most common misunderstandings heard during the pandemic was that housing providers in Illinois could not evict anyone. The public misunderstood what was and was not allowed. In the beginning of the pandemic, that statement was true. However, evictions were eventually allowed to proceed under narrow exceptions. Currently, the eviction

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personal injury

Suffered an personal injury? Here are time frames to consider legal action

By Aaron Novasic  If someone is injured through no fault of their own, they should consider pursuing legal action. That legal action has several steps, but the lawsuit must be filled with the appropriate jurisdiction and within a time frame. That time frame is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a

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workers compensation benefits

How do drugs and alcohol effect your ability to get Workers’ Compensation benefits?

By Parag P. Bhosale For many years in Illinois, it didn’t matter if you had an intoxicant in your body when you suffered a work injury. As long as the accident happened in the course of work-related activity, your injuries would be covered. A decade ago, Illinois bowed to pressure from the insurance industry and

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Workers Compensation Claim

Here’s what you need to know about filing a Workers’ Compensation claim

By Magdalena F. Gonzalez Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that provides employees with benefits when they are injured at work. An injured employee initiates the process of obtaining such benefits by opening a claim with their employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier. The employee must also file an Application for Adjustment of Claim with

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Work Injury

What isn’t a work injury?

By Parag Bhosale There is a misconception that every and any injury that happens at work is automatically covered by workers’ compensation insurance. There is nothing further from the truth. To be considered a work injury, the accident must arise out of, and in the course of, your employment. This might sound like it includes

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Security Deposit Issues Rental Agreement

New ordinance outlines security deposit issues while moving into or out of a rental in Cook County

By Michael DeSantis In recent blogs, we have discussed the newly enacted Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance. This time, we will focus on Section 42-811, which discusses security deposits. First, a landlord may not demand or receive a security deposit in excess of 1 1/2 months’ rent. The ordinance specifically states that you

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Personal Injury Lost Wages

Personal injury plaintiffs could seek additional claims for lost wages for yourself and a caregiver

By Aaron Novasic Any injury you sustain as a result of an accident, that is no fault of your own, entitles you to recover medical expenses as well as past pain and suffering, future medical expenses, and permanency, which are injuries that have long-lasting effects. Plaintiffs in such personal injury cases, who are expecting compensation

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Taxotere cases

Taxotere cases wind their way through court as victims grapple with permanent hair loss

By Magdalena F. Gonzalez Taxotere (of the average Taxotere case. So far, the bellwether trials in the Taxotere litigation have not gone particularly well for the plaintiffs, as they have exposed evidentiary weaknesses and issues with proving causation. Nevertheless, thousands of plaintiffs are prepared to proceed with a trial eventually. Plaintiffs’ attorneys across the country

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power of attorney

Designating powers of attorney for health care and finances are vital now more than ever

By Ann M. Fischer It is more important than ever to have powers of attorney (POA) in place for your finances and for your health care. There are many cases where people find themselves suffering financial consequences because they did not prepare a POA before an event occurred that rendered them incapable of handling their

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summary judgement jury trial

Summary judgement: Sorry, but you don’t get a jury trial

by Parag Bhosale Injured parties sometimes are told by attorneys that their case “won’t make it past summary judgment.” What on earth does this mean? If they’re like me, I’d rather read a summary than the whole book, so how could summary anything be so bad? Trust me, it is bad. Very, very bad. Summary

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repairs neglected by landlord

Repairs neglected by landlord? Tenant has rights under new Cook County apartment ordinance

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-806, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which went into effect on June 1 and has been the topic of our

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cook county landlord tenant rights

New Cook County ordinance on landlord-tenant rights defines issues related to utilities, rent payments and move-in fees

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-805, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June and has been the topic of our blogs

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Rental Agreements Chicago

Rental agreements now have more restrictions in new Cook County ordinance

By Michael DeSantis Landlords should be aware of Section 42-804 of a new Cook County ordinance that deals with requirements for rental agreements. These rental agreements will have more restrictions and need to follow certain requirements as laid out in this new ordinance. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential

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