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SB41 passes after IAR, Cook County assessor agree on changes. In its initial form, SB41 could have caught up unsuspecting homeowners in a web of financial trouble for a mistakenly claimed homestead exemption. IAR's efforts over two years substantially changed the bill to one which allows fairer treatment of property owners. Bill | State Capitol Report
IAR seeking details on Section 8 mandate in Cook County. A measure that includes protection for source of income passed the county's Board of Commissioners. IAR's members fought the proposal, and the association is seeking details on how it impacts members. See the testimony here and here.
SB 1244 Fails!
Yet another fee on the real estate transaction was STOPPED in Housing Committee as Senate Bill 1244 failed in a 6-4 vote on May 9. Thank you for responding to the IAR Call for Action on this bill, which would have created an additional fee on recorded documents in Lake County. Details | Bill