I’ve been away busy most of the summer, but plenty has been going on in Illinois and Chicago and not much of it has been good for landlords. In the coming weeks, I’ll be back with some quick hits to go over some of the important things that have gone on over the last 120 days.
I’ll start with the State of Illinois legislature’s amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act. This law prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions, financial transactions, employment, and public accommodations based upon membership in a protected class. Senate Bill SB1780 has passed both houses of the Illinois legislature and has been sent to Governor Pritzker. if the law is not vetoed by August 31, 2019, it will pass into law and will be effective beginning January 1, 2020.