How, When, And Should We Reopen Our Community Pool This Summer?

Memorial Day weekend, which marks the beginning of pool season in the Chicagoland area, has now come and gone. This year, however, the “new normal” of the COVID-19 virus has forced many boards to re-examine whether or not the pool should open at all in 2020. The guidance for associations is scattered and inconsistent, leading […]

Legal Tips – Chicago Condo Deconversions Now Much More Difficult

Like Tweet this Share Google+ Early in summer 2019, City of Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) introduced a proposal to add a new section to Chapter 13-72 of Chicago’s Municipal Code to increase the percentage of unit owners required to sell and “deconvert” an entire condominium property in Chicago to 85% of the total […]

Legal Tips – The Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act How Will It Impact Community Associations?

The issue of emotional support and service animals has been a hot-button issue for years as more individuals in community associations designate their dogs or other animals "assistance animals" (which includes both service and emotional support animals). Community association boards and managers, particularly in those associations with pet restrictions, have likely already seen such accommodation requests.