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Mt. Prospect Office Moving

01/17/2012 - 11:31am
ATG Is Moving to Arlington Heights! Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) is starting the new year with a major change to improve services to our members. Mt. Prospect Operations is relocating...

Cook County Document Fees Increasing

01/15/2012 - 12:09pm
Cook County Document Fees Increasing — The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance amendment, raising the per document Internet Document Copy and Document Storage Fees.

Water and Sewer Charge Full Payment Certificates

01/01/2012 - 12:10pm
Notice Regarding Water and Sewer Charge Full Payment Certificates — As a result of a recent amendment to the City of Chicago Municipal Code, all transfers of property, incluiding those once exempt,...

Tax Divisions

12/20/2011 - 9:20am
Pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/9-45, counties may establish a property index system to be used to assess and collect taxes. In counties that have established a permanent index system, a unique permanent...

Signing Documents for Your Clients without Power of Attorney

12/17/2011 - 9:50am
While the purpose of RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, 12 USC §2601 et seq., 1974) was to protect consumers, one of the consequences of the legislation was burdening buyers and sellers...

Escrow Account Naming and Rule 1.15

12/16/2011 - 9:37am
There are several sources of law governing how attorneys must name their trust accounts that are used for closing real estate transactions. In addition, ATG has its own recommendation for how to name...

New Year's Eve - Close at noon

12/12/2011 - 12:27pm
All ATG Offices Close at noon NOTE: The latest possible start-time for closings today is 11:00 a.m. Please arrange your schedule accordingly. Thank you, we appreciate your business!