Winter is Coming – Is Your Association Ready?

The Blog was Posted on Nov 09 2022 by admin
Ready or not, winter is just around the corner. There are things associations can do now, before the first deep freeze and before the first snowfall, to make sure they […]

Notice of Violations 101

The Blog was Posted on Oct 09 2022 by admin
Complaints are on the rise as people spend more time at home. This means more notices of violations are being sent out to alleged violators. Too often, we see a […]

Keough & Moody Webinar – “Everything said can and WILL be used against you in a court of law.”

The Blog was Posted on Sep 13 2022 by admin
Join Gabby Comstock and Dawn Moody on Wednesday, October 12,2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., for a discussion about all that is said by a member of the board […]

Legislative Update and Owner Disputes

The Blog was Posted on Jul 12 2022 by admin
For those community associations bound by the Illinois Condominium Property Act and the Common Interest Community Association Act, both Acts have recently been amended. Effective May 27, 2022, owners are […]

Collecting Unpaid Assessments

The Blog was Posted on Jun 07 2022 by admin
It is best for all community associations to review their delinquencies on a regular basis. Staying ahead of delinquencies not only helps the association but also can help the delinquent […]

Common Annual Meeting Questions

The Blog was Posted on May 10 2022 by admin
Over the last two (2) months, Gabby and Dawn have conducted a two-part webinar entitled “Electing the Board of Directors.” Part I focused on the steps to be taken before […]

Who are you going to call?

The Blog was Posted on Apr 10 2022 by admin
Every day, community associations are faced with various issues and problems. When something occurs, it is not uncommon for a unit owner to immediately call management. It is not uncommon […]

What is Happening in Community Associations Outside of Illinois?

The Blog was Posted on Mar 07 2022 by admin
Join Dawn and Gabby on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., for Part 1 of 2 in our series related to “Electing the Board of Directors.” […]

Collection Policies: A Great Tool for Boards

The Blog was Posted on Feb 07 2022 by admin
As we begin a new year, it is a good time for boards to review their collection procedures. A community association’s ability to collect unpaid assessment from unit owners will […]

January 2022 – New Year-New Laws

The Blog was Posted on Jan 07 2022 by admin
As we ring in 2022, it is a time for us to review the new changes for the year. In this newsletter, we review recent changes to the law and […]

End of Year Recap

The Blog was Posted on Dec 09 2021 by admin
As 2021 comes to a close, we let out a sigh of relief. 2021 was better than 2020, but it still was a year full of challenges. We did our […]

Meeting Minutes

The Blog was Posted on Nov 15 2021 by admin
Over the past year, we have said many times, that community association living has become very tense. It is unfortunately a time when community associations which never experienced any issues […]

Lessons From the Past Year and a Half: How to Better Prepare Your Association for the Unexpected

The Blog was Posted on Oct 07 2021 by admin
From COVID-19 to the Surfside tragedy, a number of things have occurred over the past year and a half, which have taught us new lessons to be applied to community […]

COVID-19 Update: Announcement by the City of Chicago

The Blog was Posted on Aug 17 2021 by admin
The city of Chicago announced today an indoor mask mandate for all individuals two (2) years and older, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate will become effective on Friday, August […]

Time to Update your Community Association’s Signs Regarding Masks!

The Blog was Posted on Jul 22 2021 by admin
On July 21, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) updated its public health regulations, due to the increase in transmission of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout the […]

State of Illinois Prepares to Move into Phase 5

The Blog was Posted on Jun 09 2021 by admin
The State of Illinois is prepared to move into phase 5. What Does this mean for community associations? To learn more, click here.

Illinois and Chicago Lift Mask Mandates – What Does it Mean for Associations?

The Blog was Posted on May 31 2021 by admin
In our last email newsletter, we discussed recent changes to masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control. At that time, Illinois had not officially taken a position on masks, […]

COVID-19 Update NEW RESTRICTIONS

The Blog was Posted on Oct 29 2020 by admin
New COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Affect Associations in Cook and Collar Counties Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Illinois, new mitigation measures have been implemented in many areas of […]

New Guidelines for Associations Located in the City of Chicago

The Blog was Posted on Jul 23 2020 by admin
In light of an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and an increase in the COVID-19 testing positivity rate in the City of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced new […]

What Are Condominium Governing Documents?

The Blog was Posted on Jun 25 2020 by admin
A condo’s governing documents control much of the relationship between the association and the individual members. In referring to condo documents, one may be referring to one of four different […]