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Illinois PTAX-203 - Real Estate Transfer Declaration Fill-in Form Program Will Be Discontinued March 1, 2017

02/07/2017 - 5:03pm
Please process all remaining declarations before March 1, 2017, as the Fill-in Form Program will no longer be available after that date. If the county in which you are filing the property tax sales...

LaSalle County Recording Fee Increase

01/26/2017 - 3:28pm
Effective February 1, 2017, the fee for the Geographic Information System (GIS) will increase from $16.00 to $36.00 per recording. For details and more information, visit the LaSalle County website,...

Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud Schemes

12/02/2016 - 11:02am
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated May 4, 2017 Wire fraud schemes targeting real estate attorneys and real estate transactions in general are common. Fraudsters attempt to divert sellers’ proceeds and buyers’...

Increase in Recording Fees - DeKalb County, Illinois

11/22/2016 - 12:15pm
The DeKalb County, Illinois, Clerk and Recorder’s Office recently announced an increase in its Geographic Information System (GIS) fee from $13.00 to $24.00. The County portion of the Micrographics...

Wisconsin Rates and Rules Revised Effective November 1, 2016

10/14/2016 - 2:35pm
The revised  Rates and Rules Filing is designed to update fees to adequately reflect risk and expense factors and to clarify the application of existing rules. The new Rates and Rules take effect on...

The Marketable Title Act's Statute of Limitations

10/07/2016 - 12:58pm
by Danny Duerdoth and John Trepel, ATG Law Clerks The purpose of the Marketable Title Act is to simplify land title marketability and render harmless ancient defects in title. This article deals with...

Illinois Initiates Security Features for Drivers' Licenses and State IDs

08/10/2016 - 4:57pm
The State of Illinois has moved to a more secure format for its Driver’s Licenses (DLs) and State ID cards (IDs). Applicants visiting Driver Services facilities will no longer receive their new DLs...