The Illinois Human Rights Act is a comprehensive state law that prohibits discrimination in several areas based on certain protected classes including:
Age (40 and over)
Sex (including sexual harassment)
Order of Protection Status
Disability (both physical and mental)
Sexual Orientation (including gender-related identity)
Familial Status (in the context of housing)
Unfavorable Discharge from Military Service (in employment)
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A new section (765 ILCS 705/4) has been added to the Illinois Landlord and Tenant Act titled “Ban on Electronic Funds Transfers as Exclusive Method of Payment.” This prohibits Illinois landlords from requiring tenants to use electronic funds transfers (EFT) or similar electronic methods as the exclusive means of paying rent and other lease-related payments.
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“Short Term Rentals in Indiana Community Associations” – KSN attorney Kelly Elmore discusses short term rentals in Indiana condo, homeowner (HOA), and townhome associations. Topics include rental restrictions, owner occupancy requirements, lease terms, fines, enforcement procedures, and more. (29 mins.)
The KSN Podcast examines various aspects of association law, landlord/tenant issues, property tax appeals, and more.
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The Illinois Radon Awareness Act and the Illinois Tenant Radon Protection Act are important laws that address the issue of radon in residential properties in Illinois. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer, and these laws are part of public health efforts to reduce radon-related health risks.
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