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Renters rights in the case of a foreclosure.

Posted on October 30th, 2014

hiriseThe federal “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009” expires December 31, 2014. Be prepared and get the scoop on where you stand as a renter in the event of your landlord or building management going into foreclosure. Find out  what a “Lis Pendens” is; be aware of what the term “cash for keys” means; do you have a “bona fide” lease? A pamphlet entitled “Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project” distributed by the Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing may be of assistance.

howzsDuring foreclosure, you have the right to…

  1. Be notified in writing if your landlord or the building management changes;
  2. Live in a safe apartment with utilities
  3. Receive written notice if asked to move
  4. Get eviction court records sealed (or made confidential)
  5. Recover your security deposit.

rentermoverYou may also have the right…To stay until the end of your lease

You also have responsibilities…You must continue to pay your rent

For more information, the Illinois Legal Aid Online page details more Rights After Foreclosure.

The OCC/Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, goes into a bit more detail on their page entitled Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009; for more information on  rental rights results, click here.

Just arrived! New State of Illinois Documents

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Illinois State bird-Cardinal; flower-Viola; tree-White Oak

Illinois State bird-Cardinal; flower-Viola; tree-White Oak

In 1967, the Illinois General Assembly voted and passed a law requiring public access to many types of state government information. Booth Library is one of many depositories receiving all kinds of official state publications for your perusal–in all kinds of formats (paper, electronic, maps, CDs, DVDs and more). These items are organized according to a modified Dewey Decimal Classification System and are located on the 2nd floor, north, in our Government Documents room. State of Illinois items are on the right/east two shelves and encompass a diverse range of subjects:

Located on the 2nd floor, north, of our Government Documents room – in the 1st two shelves to the right (east) – you will find our repository’s collection of State of Illinois titles on a diverse range of subjects:

Employer compliance for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

State of Illinois Executive Order–Implementing Employment First in Illinois: the State’s Policy of competitive and integrated employment as the first option when serving persons with disabilities of working age, regardless of level of disability  |  Call # 353.9 I29ex June 3, 2014

Motorcycle Rules of the Road…

It’s perfect weather to don your helmet, get on that hog and learn the State of Illinois regulations for motorcycle riders in Illinois Motorcycle  |  Call # 629.283 ILLI 2013

and, Illinois history…

The Index of the Journal of Illinois History is available on the Web as a pdf. Volume 15 features the articles, “The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America,”  “Sundays at Sinai: A Jewish Congregation in Chicago…Death Blow to Jim Crow,” and “The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights.”  |  Call # 977.305 I29ja 2  

Current issues of the Journal of Illinois History, can be requested at the circulation desk. older bound issues are found on the 1st floor, south, in the compact shelving area near the east windows by its call number F 536 .J67 .

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