On the first business day of each year, the City Comptroller announces the rate of interest to be paid on security deposits for residential lease agreements governed by the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (CLRTO). The new rate is effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The 2017 rate remains unchanged at .01%.

In other words, a landlord holding a $1,000 security deposit under a lease made or renewed in 2017 will owe a tenant 10 cents in interest at the end of the lease year. The City bases the rate on average interest rates at Chase Bank, the...

Any landlord who's been around the block knows that every successful tenancy begins with careful tenant screening. There are many tenant screening services available to landlords, but we'll share a few great resources that make it quick and easy to check a potential tenant’s credit and criminal background. The services below are user-friendly and affordable.

First, it’s worth noting that federal law mandates that all three major credit bureaus—TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax—require landlords to undergo a rigorous on-site inspection by a licensed third party inspector before...

@becss1010, the Loop

In Chicago, our homes extend beyond the walls of our apartments and into the neighborhoods where we live. Last month, we asked renters to share what makes their neighborhoods feel like home by posting photos of their favorite neighborhood spots on Instagram and using the hashtag #feelslikehome. Check out some of our favorite submissions, and follow us on Instagram here


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Domu is looking for an Administrative Assistant to work at its sunny, loft-style office in Streeterville to assist with the day-to-day running of its company. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and detail-oriented.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Customer service - handling phone calls and email inquiries in a professional and upbeat manner
  • Daily website maintenance
  • Updating & managing customer database in Salesforce
  • Data entry

Applicants must have:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • ...

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