The most well-known new Illinois law is the one making recreational, non-medicinal use of marijuana legal. There are still restrictions on where you can acquire marijuana and on where it can be smoked. Also, it is still a violation of federal law to use marijuana despite Illinois laws. On the plus side, many people with past misdemeanor marijuana related convictions are having their records expunged.
Minimum wage will jump from $8.25 to $9.25 statewide.
Here at the Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. & Associates, P.C., our two attorneys have nearly 60 years combined experience practicing in Lake County, IL. Our title insurance officer and escrow closer has over 30 years experience as well. How does this help our clients?
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In order to win an eviction case, you need to convince a judge that the occupant of the property no longer has the right to be there, either because of non-payment of rent or violation of other lease terms. Once you prove to the court that a proper pre-lawsuit notice was served and the tenant still did not leave, you will get an order telling the tenant to vacate. If the tenant still does not leave, you must hire the county sheriff to enforce the court order.
In a quest for positive press coverage, our sheriff's office continues to ignore its responsibilities. Judges must follow the law when entering orders determining when someone must leave a property when they fail to pay what they owe. The sheriff has no right to disregard a court order or disregard a judge's determination of when someone must leave.
This spring has brought persistent and record breaking rainfalls to northeast Illinois. We have been contacted quite a bit lately about people experiencing water damage and flooding issues in recently purchased homes. We are frequently asked when a seller can be held liable for these problems.
In today’s video blog, Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses when businesses can be held liable for slip and fall accidents on their property and what can be done to minimize your exposure to injury claims.
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