Landlord and Tenant Rights in Chicago: A Brief Overview

Here in Chicago, renting is a fact of life. It has long been a cornerstone of the city’s economy and culture – and many of the finer details of renting can be a major source of stress, confusion, and anxiety, for tenants and landlords alike.  //READ MORE

2019-08-16T15:55:51-05:00 August 27th, 2019|Community|

What Are Some Common Forms of Joint Property Ownership In Illinois?

Picture this… It’s a birthday party, and there’s one slice of cake left. The birthday girl has already said she’s full, so now it’s down to you and two other people who are eyeing that final sweet, tasty bite. What do you do? Do you swoop in and try to grab the cake before the others have a chance to claim dibs? Do you negotiate, and try to get your fellow partygoers to back off of //READ MORE

2019-08-16T15:31:47-05:00 August 22nd, 2019|Community|

Watching Out for Debt Collection Scams

Getting a call out of the blue with an intimidating voice on the other end demanding payment for a debt can be frustrating and frightening. But how can you be sure if the call is a legitimate debt collector, and not a scammer simply trying to scare you into making a payment or giving up your sensitive personal information?  According to data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports //READ MORE

2019-08-16T15:45:56-05:00 August 20th, 2019|Community|

Are Debt and Money Issues Impacting Your Quality of Life?

Debt is a fact of life for millions of Americans – but knowing that fact doesn’t always make it easier to deal with, on the day to day.  According to data from 2018, the average American reports having about $38,000 in personal debt, with that number going up to more than $135,00 for households. Personal debt can be brought on by any number of factors, and many people cite credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, medical bills, //READ MORE

2019-08-02T12:23:16-05:00 August 15th, 2019|Community|

10 Stunning Stats About Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is one of the most talked-about issues of our time – and for good reason.  As total consumer debt continues to rise in the U.S., student loans ring in as one of the biggest sources of debt for households, alongside credit card debt, mortgages, and auto loans. In recent years, millions of Americans have cited student loan payments as one of the biggest factors holding them back from starting a family, buying a //READ MORE

2019-08-02T12:14:03-05:00 August 13th, 2019|Community|