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Illinois Counties Announce Predictable Fee Schedules Effective January 2019

11/29/2018 - 1:12pm
The following Illinois counties have announced they are changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. Effective January 1, 2019: DuPage County (for details and the new rates, please read the...

Cook County Recorder Again Refusing to Record Affidavits of Heirship

11/26/2018 - 1:06pm
The office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has again reiterated that it will not accept for recording any deed in which the grantors are the heirs of the record titleholder nor will it accept...

City of Chicago Zoning Department: Certificates of Zoning Compliance

08/29/2018 - 5:37pm
The Zoning Department of the City of Chicago will no longer issue Certificates of Compliance the same day regardless of the unit count. All Certificates will have an initial determination within five...

Attorney or Real Estate Broker: Pick One

12/13/2018 - 5:32pm
The Illinois Second District Appellate Court affirmed the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (IDFPR's) ability to sanction attorneys who provide legal services and act as...

Grundy and Kane Counties Predictable Fee Schedules Effective December 2018

11/12/2018 - 6:05pm
Two Illinois counties have announced they are changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. Effective December 1, 2018: Kane County (for details and the new rates, please read the attached...

McHenry County Predictable Fee Schedule Effective November 19, 2018

10/11/2018 - 10:46am
Please read the attached notice from the McHenry County Recorder's Office.

Sunset of the Notarial Record

08/27/2018 - 9:43am
The Notarial Record requirement contained in 5 ILCS 312/3-102 subsections (a) through (i) are no longer in effect as of July 1, 2018. Pursuant to 5 ILCS 312/3-102(k), the requirement for a Notarial...

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