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What Does the Chicago Emergency Travel Order Mean for Apartment Landlords and Renters?

Before the novel Coronavirus reached Chicago, a landlord’s public health dilemmas were somewhat mundane, like whether to allow smoking or pets (other than service animals) on the premises.  Today, as landlords try to adopt safe practices to protect tenants from the transmission of the virus on...

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How to Live Closer to Chicago's Local Favorites in 2020

The term “essential businesses” became a fixture in many apartment renters’ vocabulary in 2020. These Chicago apartments are located within walking distance of local businesses that are considered essential in many ways, whether it’s time to stock up on a grocery run or just get a cup of coffee...

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September 22, 2020 Chicago Landlord Advice & News

Can't Pay Rent During Coronavirus? Help for Landlords During COVID

During the spring of 2020, as Illinois residents hunkered down to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, furlough notices and job losses started to lead to late or missing rent payments.  Initially, Mayor Lightfoot asked property owners to “give tenants some grace, whenever possible...

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