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CGS Newsletter Archive

COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY UPDATES AND MEMOS:

  • (3/1/21) Memo to Landlords RE Credit Reporting Policies and Procedures: view here
  • (2/26/21) FATAL ATTRACTION: THE STAR CROSSED LOVE OF FREE RENT: view here
  • (2/25/21) Cook County Class Action Litigation Filed Regarding Common Area & Amenity Fees During Pandemic: view here
  • (2/19/21) Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Teddy Roosevelt (1901) | “Zero Tolerance”: view here
  • (2/12/21) Happy Birthday Honest Abe / Evictions in the Land of Lincoln 2021: view here
  • (2/5/21) Sir Issac Newton’s Third Law / Gravity / Expenses / Capital Improvements: view here
  • (1/29/21) Nostradamus and the Moratorium: view here
  • (1/19/21) The Fool Who Built His House in the Sand: view here
  • (1/7/21) It’s 2021: Our Troubles are Over?: view here
  • (12/23/20) Person of The Year / Prisoner of Utopian Dystopia: view here
  • (12/14/20) UPDATE – The Filing of Non-Payment of Rent Evictions in Illinois 12/11/20 Pritzker Order IHDA Declaration Service Requirements: view here
  • (12/11/20) Masterpiece Theatre: Everyone Gets An Emmy: view here
  • (12/3/20) Crank Up The Rusty Machinery: view here
  • (11/24/20)“Nothing is so Permanent as a Temporary Government Program”: view here
  •  (11/16/20) Changes to Illinois Eviction Moratorium Effective Immediately and Illinois Housing Development Authority Form: view here 
  • (11/13/20) Who’s The Boss? Episode Two: The Solution: view here
  • (11/6/20) Who’s The Boss? Who Gets a New Toilet?: view here
  • (10/30/20) How Long Can This Keep Going On?: view here
  • (10/20/20) Memo to Clients – Extension of Pritzker Illinois Eviction Moratorium / Federal Eviction Moratorium: view here
  • (10/16/20) Of Screenshot and Screen Test: view here
  • (10/9/20) Food For Thought: America’s First Nationalized Industry: view here
  • (10/1/20) Reality Check: You Can’t Defy The Laws of Gravity Forever: view here
  • (9/23/20) Memo to Clients – Extension of Pritzker Illinois Eviction Moratorium / Federal Eviction Moratorium: view here
  • (9/10/20) The Command Real Estate Economy Part II: The Enduring Power of Cliches: view here
  • Federal Eviction Moratorium – view here
  • (9/3/20) Memo to Clients – Federal Eviction Moratorium: view here
  • (8/27/20) Dissension In The Ranks: Be Vigilant In Anticipation Of This Movie Coming to a Theatre Near You Soon: view here
  • (8/18/20) Statewide Eviction Moratorium expires 8/22 and has not been renewed: Non-Payment of Rent Evictions may be filed after that date: view here
  • (8/13/20) Hemingway Knew, Why Don’t You? : view here
  • RLTO Summary for Immediate Download – view here
  • (8/5/20) Oops, They Did it Again… view here
  • Chicago “Fair Notice Ordinance” Memorandum – view here
  • Chicago Notice of COVID-19 Impact – view here
  • COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance Memorandum – UPDATE – view here
  • (7/28/20) Two Memoranda Summaries: COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance Update including Notice of COVID Impact and Chicago “Fair Notice Ordinance”: view here
  • (7/17/20) Back to the Future / Used Car Lot Building Service Contracts: view here
  • (7/9/20) The Emperor’s Old Clothes – Union Contracts: view here
  • Memorandum: Status of Illinois Eviction Filings in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties / CARES Act Moratorium: view here
  •  (7/2/20) Deferred Rent Payment Plans: view here
  • (6/25/20) Memorandum: Summary of The Chicago COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance: view here
  • The COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance – view here
  • (6/19/20) Evaporation: NDA’s and so much more – The COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance : view here
  • (6/12/20) Are We There Yet? : view here
  • (6/5/20) They Serve and Protect: Who Are These People? : view here
  • (5/29/20) Dr. Fauci/ Expert Guidance : view here
  • (5/26/20) ‘The Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated’ : view here
  • Proposed Chicago “Just Cause” Eviction Ordinance – view here
  • (5/22/20) Zeitgeist: A Defining Spirit or Mood of a Particular Period of History: view here
  • (5/14/20) Don’t Follow Consensus, Form It: view here
  • COVID-19 Emergency Renter and Homeowner Protection Act: view here
  • (5/8/20) The Command Real Estate Economy – view here
  • (5/1/20) One Size Fits Some – view here
  • (4/21/20) Aldermanic Proposal to Defer Rent for One Year in Chicago – view here
  • Sample Letter for Landlords who have been Ghosted: view here
  • (4/16/20) It’s That Time of the Month – view here
  • (4/9/20) Possession Oriented Remedies Under CARES – view here
  • 2020 CARES Act – Scope of 120-Day Moratorium : view here
  • (4/6/20) Never Ask a Barber If You Need a Haircut / Non-Payment of Rent Cases under the CARES Act – view here
  • (3/31/20) “The Worm Turns” and Tenant Exploitation – view here
  • (3/30/20) CARES Act – Summary for Landlords – view here
  • (3/27/20) America’s Hottest New Knock Knock Joke – view here
  • Ten Important Recommendations – Covid-19 Pandemic: view here
  • (3/26/20) Wisdom: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson” – view here
  • COVID-19 Rent Modification/Repayment Plan Application Form – download here
  • (3/25/20) “Never Make Forecasts, Especially About the Future” – Possibilities and Probabilities – view here
  • (3/24/20) “Neither a borrower nor a lender be…” Unless You Must – view here
  • (3/23/20) Don’t Talk to Strangers / No Collective Negotiations for Rent Concessions / Individual Evaluations – view here
  • Use of Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA’s) Under Federal, State & Local Laws – download here
  • (3/20/20) NDAs: If They Break It, You Buy It – view here
  • (3/19/20) Tenant Triage Must Be a Crucial Part of Your Action Plan – view here
  • (3/18/20) Enforceable Repayment Forbearance / Repayment Agreements / Protecting Landlords and Tenants: Anticipating April 1st and Beyond – view here
  • (3/17/20) Evictions, Cook County Court Operations & Service of Necessary Notices during COVID-19 – view here
  • (3/16/20) Managing the “Force Majure” Clause During the COVID-19 Public Emergency – view here
  • (3/16/20) COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY/CRITICAL MULTIFAMILY ISSUES – view here