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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of Illinois.

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Who, or what, is the custodian mentioned in the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act?

According to the Illinois Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act (765 ILCS 745/11): Provisions of mobile home park leases. Any lease hereafter executed or currently existing between an owner and ...
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Can you cross examie during preliminary hearing in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, during a preliminary hearing on a criminal charge, can a judge refuse to let the defendant and his lawyer cross examine the state's sole witness?
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How to determine HOA rights for roof replacement

I live in a collection of townhouses (about 100) with an HOA. Certain blocks of townhouses share a roof, but they are fee simple and homeowners are legally responsible for their roofs, although the ...
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Pass red light in another state

My car is registered in California, but I was on a road trip and accidentally passed a red light in Chicago, Illinois. It was yellow, but quickly became red. And I noticed the camera flash (it was 4AM ...
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How many children can sleep in a room of a given size in Illinois?

I'm going through a parenting plan modification. Currently my kid has overnights, and there are three kids (7, 11 and my son 4) sleeping in a 108 sq ft room with three beds... I do not think this is ...
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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

Yesterday there was a knock on my door and then I could hear my door being unlocked. Someone was attempting to enter my unit, he had keys so he unlocked the door and deadbolt, but I had the security ...
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How to reinstate a revoked licence in Illinois

Around 10 years ago I was a dumb kid and made a lot of mistakes. I received two DUIs before I was 18. Since then I have changed, moved to China to live for 8 or so of those years, but I have finally ...
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How to break lease when neighbors violate lease (smoking)? (Illinois)

To live in my building, we all signed an agreement saying there is no smoking allowed. Well someone has been smoking on my floor. There has been 4 notices from management to all people living on the ...
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Contempt of court?

Ex partner agreed to sign a quit claim deed as part of the parenting plan back in March 2019. To this point he is refusing and still won’t sign it and submit to recorders office. Is this something I ...
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Can an out of state driver's license be used to verify DOB in Illinois for a state ID?

The DMV page to apply for a state ID or driver's license in Illinois states that you need to bring proof of your date of birth to obtain an ID card. It links to an acceptable documents PDF which under ...
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My friend has alot of cash (about 55K in $100s) on hand and is afraid to put it in a bank. Should he be? [closed]

My friend was paralyzed from an injury when he was a teenager (about 30 years ago now). He has amassed about 55K in cash from being a small time marijuana dealer. He literally keeps it next to him at ...
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Is it legal in Chicago to shoot looters?

I was stuck in the riot, in Chicago, a few days ago, and felt rather threatened by the degree of organized lawlessness. I walked out of my home to purchase a soda, and saw an organized raid of 7/11 ...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

The title is probably my best summary. It is similar to this other unfortunate scenario, but I ask here because of a few differences. So here are the mains: Two months ago I sent an email to a guy on ...
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Illinois Standard Marital Interrogatories

Illinois Supreme Court allows for up to 30 questions to be asked in Interrogatories. However it's not clear what constitutes a question. The Standard form appears to have 27 questions, but there ...
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Tenant lost the job because of covid-19 and unable to pay the rent. Now what?

I own a condo apartment in Schaumburg Illinois. The tenant has lost her job because of COVID-2019 and is unable to pay the rent. I however have to pay the monthly installments as mortgage for this ...
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Is it fraud to intentionally mislead a buyer about the value of an item for sale?

Jimmy intentionally lies to Marco by telling Marco that Jimmy has a Kennedy half-dollar that's worth $800 because Kennedy is facing left not right. The actual value of the half-dollar is only $0.50. ...
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Can school send advertising messages through emergency notification text/automated calls?

I have been receiving calls and texts from my school, using their "emergency" notification service, advertising school events recently. I provided my number to them in order to receive notifications ...
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Time Limit for Negligent Charges [closed]

If it was just discovered that, 8 years ago, someone unknowingly gave medicine to another to cure an STD - that they weren't aware they had - is it still possible to press charges in the state of ...
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Can i get tenant evicted from my property if there is no eviction clause in lease?

I have rented my newly bought property in Illinois state to a tenant a few months back. The rental transaction happened with the help of real estate agent. I have not yet met the tenants. I am not ...
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Do I have grounds to file a civil lawsuit against the City of Chicago for my Expired Plates Violation? Is it worth it?

I was 2 months late to renewing my license plate this year. I was given a fine (which was more than fair given my mistake), paid it without contesting, and then renewed my plates (with a late fee). ...
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Is it legal for a cop to ask for my ID if he pulled up to me when I'm checking my car

I thought I could smell something burning while driving so I pulled over and popped the hood of my car. I was checking my engine when a police officer pulled up. He had me drive over to a parking lot. ...
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Chicago Teachers Strike

Who has the power to force teachers back to work at their old salary? Chicago mayor? Illinois governor? USA president? For how long can this be forced? E.G., is a 5-year effective suspension of ...
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Are all emails confidential?

I have a workmanship issue regarding vinyl siding installed on my home which the contractor refuses to address. We’ve had several email exchanges. Can I publish his email replies? I’d like to include ...
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Chicago landlord opening security deposit account under tenant's name

I recently moved into an apartment in Chicago and sent my security deposit check to the landlord about 2 weeks before moving in. Now, 1 week after moving in (about 3 weeks after initially sending the ...
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Monitoring software and FERPA

I’m in high school. In my school, students are given Chromebooks with the software called GoGuardian automatically installed, as well as Securly. For some background, GoGuardian saves information and ...
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Not paying property rent due to unlivable condition

I'm living in an apartment complex in Chicago suburbs. I was paying rent continuously throughout the course of the lease. But it has been 2 months that I'm surrounded with huge number of pests, mostly ...
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Can a police officer film me on their personal device in my own home?

A police officer was allowed into my home by another occupant before I arrived. During the encounter, I began recording the situation. After attempting to have me remove my sunglasses and stop ...
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Is it legal for a bar bouncer to confiscate a fake ID

Background: I read a Reddit thread where someone had an international passport confiscated from them at a bar. I imagine that the bouncer probably didn't recognize what he was looking at and assumed ...
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Landlord returned part of security deposit, now wanting it back

I recently ended my lease and moved. When I handed over their keys, I did a walk-thru of the property with the landlord to document the damages. He asked what I felt was fair and I reminded him that ...
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R. Kelly and Statute of Limitations

R (Robert) Kelly has recently been charged, in Chicago, with having sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Three of the women were underage at the time this abuse is alleged to have occurred. ...
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How to move out of a contract with my scamming landlord [closed]

I have a scamming property management where I'm renting a studio apartment with. I'm in Illinois, US. I have many issues with them. For instance, when I was renting with them, as soon as they got ...
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I received a notice of toll violation, but I believe I paid my tolls. How to dispute? [closed]

I visited Illinois at the end of last year. I used Google maps to route my trip and made sure to stop by every toll booth indicated on the way. I received a notice of toll violation, though. Looking ...
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Police Officers Knocking at your door

When a police officer is knocking at your door, do they have to tell you or introduce themselves as police officers??
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I got a speeding ticket. What can I expect in court?

I live in Illinois and I was driving on a 4 lane highway when I got a ticket for driving 83 in a 40. At the time I had a permit but not my license yet, so I got a ticket for the speed, and for not ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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Do I need an Illinois Driver's License?

I'm an international student on a J1 Visa pursuing a Master's degree at a university in Chicago. For the duration of my program I will live in Chicago, but will be leaving the US after finishing my ...
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Landlord billing me for previous tenant's charges

I have subleased a studio in Illinois, and did paperwork officially with the leasing office. The original lease was until July 31, 2019, so I signed the lease to take responsibility of the lease (and ...
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how can I get a birth certificate

My mother abandoned me when I was 4 years old and since then I have lived in the street or in temporary shelters, I want to change my life, I have survived 43 years working honestly without vices ...
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Accident involving left turn into private drive and a passing vehicle

Where does fault lie in the following situation; and what tickets if any should be issued according to Illinois Motor Vehicle Code and why? Please cite IL MVC code that applies. A 3 lane (unmarked) ...
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Daughter dies at party

My 19 year old step daughter attended a party in Illinois. One kid slipped a pill in her drink which caused her to have a heart attack and die. After watching this play out, this boy didn't even ...
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Are these HOA rules legal?

Many condo associations and HOAs restrict renting to some extent. Is it legal for a condo association or HOA to allow renting, yet impose some or all of these rules: The minimum amount of rent you ...
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Illegal to leave child younger than 14 alone in Illinois?

I saw in an article a list that implied that in Illinois it is illegal for parents to leave any of their children unsupervised at any time by an adult if the child is under 14 years of age. Is this ...
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Two Party Consent over State Lines

In Illinois, we have a two-party consent law on phone calls, requiring both parties to agree to being recorded. (Or, it seems, simply be told "This call may be recorded for ___ purposes", and you ...
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What type of 3 lane roadway is being described in 625 ILCS 5/11-709

In Illinois law 625 ILCS 5/11-709 subsection? b there is text that states the following: (b) Upon a roadway which is divided into 3 lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall ...
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Is there a reason not to use liability insurance?

I was recently hit by a car while riding my bike home from work, and the police determined that the driver was at fault and wrote her a ticket. She is insured, and presumably has enough liability ...
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Village Sticker

Can a village issue a fine for not having a vehicle sticker without issuing a citation? The village clerk where I live issued a letter stating that if I do not pay for the over due sticker and the ...
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Registering car cosigned by another person who lives in another state

I am currently renting and working in the state of Illinois. However, I was thinking about buying a car and having my dad who lives in Michigan cosign for it. I still consider my "permanent address" ...
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What legal responsibility does a mother have to the father of her child?

Inspired by (and therefore using the same tags as) Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted? In particular, is a mother required to inform the biological father ...
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Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted?

So, I was watching an "E.R." episode, and they had this bit of dialog between a doctor who's pregnant and trying to have the child adopted when born; and adoption agency person (being "ER", the ...
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Can you legally sell parts of a car (engine, etc.) that still has a loan on it from a bank?

Is it possible to dismantle a car and sell the parts even though the car is still on a loan in Illinois or any state? My thinking is that the car is still owned by the bank that the loan is through. ...