Operating a home-based business has become a reality for many Americans. Appealing factors including little to no startup capital requirements, flexible work schedules, and reduced commuting has given rise to the “side hustle” or freelance economy.
According to a 2017 U.S. Small Business Administration report, there are 29.6 million small businesses with an estimated 50% being … Read More ›
The Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act became effective on January 1, 2017. Generally, the purpose of this Act is to create a State of Illinois-operated mechanism to assist in resolving certain disputes within condominium and community associations.
It is important to recognize that certain tasks must be accomplished before the January 1, … Read More ›
On June 15, 2018, the Illinois Appellate Court published their decision in the case of Boucher v. 111 East Chestnut Condominium Association. This case has implications for condominium Association Boards as the issues relate to violation hearings and executive sessions, the records that a Board must maintain with respect to owner violations, and the first amendment … Read More ›
Property Managers and Board Members oftentimes ask how to adequately handle matters involving Emotional Support Animals (“ESA”) and Service Animals. This issue typically arises within Associations with a “no dog” or “no pet” policy when an individual requests an accommodation to these policies for an ESA or Service Animal. Given the heightened sensitivity needed for … Read More ›