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Understanding Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive – A practical perspective

Understanding Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive – A practical perspective Earlier this month the Illinois Appellate Court issued an order that is causing quite a stir in condo association circles. Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive is a case that relates to how boards of condo associations conduct their business. Specifically, how board members communicate and make decisions. On the surface the ruling appears to introduce an incredible level of difficulty to the process that a board must follow in order to perform their duties. Many of the updates that I have read from attorneys and other professionals in...
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Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance

Chicago bed bug ordinance (2014) For reference purposes the ordinance is attached to this post. Part of the new ordinance is the requirement for all condo associations to prepare and adopt a "pest management plan for the detection, inspection and treatment of bed bugs in the building". The city is required to post a sample plan to their website so that board members can have an idea what this type of plan should look like. The city has yet to post this sample plan so it is not yet possible to adhere to the ordinance.  After all, how would a...
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Association records: what must be maintained and made available

Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Act discusses the type of records that the Board must maintain and rules related to what records must be provided to a unit owner upon request. This is a recap of the section of the Act to help clarify what is required. Documents that must be kept by the Board The following must be maintained by the Board or management company: 1) The association's declaration, bylaws, and plats of survey, and all amendments of these. 2) The rules and regulations of the association, if any. 3) If the association is incorporated as a corporation,...
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Copy of the Illinois Condominium Property Act

ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT Updated through January 1, 2014 This content was taken from the Illinois General Assembly website and may not be the most current version. Title: An Act concerning the ownership in and rights and responsibilities of parties under the condominium form of ownership of property. Section 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Condominium Property Act." Section 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) "Declaration" means the instrument by which the property is submitted to the provisions of this Act, as hereinafter provided, and...
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Condo Association Board Elections - how to run a proper annual election

Condo Association Board Elections - how to run a proper annual election Our goal for this article is to answer many of the common questions surrounding the election of board members for a condominium association. This is by no means a complete list of questions, but it should provide anyone with a good understanding of how this process should work. As always, if you have questions that were not answered please feel free to email us at blog@connectedmanagement.com. Here is a list of the questions that we’ll answer in this post: At what meeting does the election of board members...
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