Tort Reform or Gross Injustice? HUD’s proposed changes to Disparate Impact Discrimination Cases

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HUD has proposed some changes to disparate impact case handling that will make it much more difficult for renters to prove discrimination in courts. Here’s our take on the matter.

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The Other Person Tenants Need in Chicago Eviction Courts

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Without transcripts of the initial court hearings, trial appeals are much more likely to fail. But Cook County courts have not had court recorders in eviction courtrooms in 15 years.

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Good Cause Evictions: The Law That Didn’t Happen (Yet)

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Today we talk about how Chicago landlords can evict tenants without due process in court, and what one alderman almost – but not quite – did to stop it.

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Dear RentConfident: How Difficult is it to Break a Lease in Chicago?

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Some friends in the industry wanted to know our thoughts on breaking apartment leases in Chicago. For a handful of renters it’s a very easy process. For the rest, well… read the article to find out our thoughts on why it’s such a grueling process.

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The Chicago Teachers’ Union and Affordable Housing: A Rant

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Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers’ Union and the city have broken down over the CTU’s demands for affordable housing. In response, Kay takes the gloves off, throws her handbag and brings receipts.

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