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MyDec Required for All Cook County Conveyances Starting January 21, 2019

01/10/2019 - 2:52pm
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds has announced, effective January 21, 2019, the requirement to include electronically-completed MyDec declarations when recording property conveyances will expand to...

UPDATE: Cook County Recorder Ordered to Record Affidavits of Heirship

11/26/2018 - 1:06pm
On March 15, 2019, Judge Michael T. Mullen entered summary judgment in favor of the Illinois Land Title Association in its suit against the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, ordering the Recorder to...

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...

Fight Back against Cyber Crime

01/22/2019 - 11:00am
The threat of wire fraud is growing exponentially. Consider these staggering statistics involving Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) and E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) scams: $3 billion stolen from 41...

Kendall County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

01/08/2019 - 5:33pm
Kendall County has announced that, effective February 2, 2019, they are changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached notice from the...

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...

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...