New City of Chicago Program Helps Homebound Seniors Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

The City of Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Fire Department to create a mobile, integrated, home health community vaccination program for homebound seniors who cannot get to vaccination sites. […]

What You Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress on March 10. The bill was signed by President Biden on March 11, and it includes provisions that impact the real estate […]

Eviction Moratorium Extended to April 3, New Change Added for Evictions

On Friday, March 5, Governor Pritzker extended the eviction moratorium to April 3. The governor signed executive order 2021-05, which both extended the moratorium and also made one additional change to the […]

Cook County Treasurer Announces Two Months Grace Period on Late Fees

Treasurer Maria Pappas has announced a two-month grace period on late fees for the first installment of property taxes. The first installment deadline is due on March 2, but property […]

Illinois Moves Into Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Illinois has moved into Phase 1B of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination. This phase applies to those who are 65 years old or old and “essential frontline workers,” which includes […]

Congress Approves New COVID-19 Relief Package Including Rental Assistance

On Sunday, December 20, Congress approved a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The agreement includes rental relief, additional funding for loans, simplified forgiveness for SBA loans and direct payments to […]

Governor Pritzker Extends Eviction Moratorium Until January 9

Governor Pritzker announced on Friday, December 11 that the eviction moratorium would be extended another month until January 9, 2021. The modifications include specific language regarding a minimum of 5-day […]

New COVID-19 Mitigations Begin on Friday for Illinois

Chicago REALTORS® are still considered essential workers and allowed to continue working under the new COVID-19 mitigations that begin Friday to combat the recent surge in positivity rates and hospitalizations. […]

What You Need to Know About Governor Pritzker’s Latest Executive Order Regarding Residential Evictions

UPDATE February 10, 2021: On February 5, executive order 2020-72 was re-issued and extended until March 6, 2021. On Friday, Nov. 13, Governor J.B. Pritzker, seeking to “balance the rights […]

Mayor Lightfoot’s Letter to Chicago Residents Regarding COVID-19

Mayor Lightfoot released a letter to Chicago residents regarding the current surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. “This moment is a critical inflection point for Chicago, and we need […]

Illinois Extends Eviction Moratorium Until November 14

Governor Pritzker announced on Friday, October 16 that the eviction moratorium would be extended another month until November 14. The original moratorium was set in March at the beginning of […]

New, Simpler Form Available for PPP Forgiveness

It is now easier than ever for REALTORS® to receive forgiveness on their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Those who borrowed $50,000 or less can fill out the new SBA […]