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Champaign County Recording Fee Change in 2018

12/26/2017 - 2:27pm
Effective January 1, 2018, Champaign County recording requirements and fee structure is changing: The recording fee will change to a predictable fee schedule, eliminating charges for additional pages...

Grundy County Recording Fee Increase in Effect

12/08/2017 - 6:23pm
Effective December 1, 2017, the cost to record a four-page document in Grundy County, Illinois, increased to $86.00 (previously $80.00), plus $1.00 for each additional page. For more more information...

Kankakee County Recording Fees Changing in 2018

11/07/2017 - 1:51pm
The Kankakee County Recorder's Office fee structure will change to a flat fee schedule (no charge for additional pages) effective January 1, 2018. For details, see the pdf, below. For current rates,...

City of Chicago Water Certificates for Non-Metered Accounts

11/03/2017 - 2:05pm
Attorneys should be aware of some nuances related to Non-Metered Account Chicago Water Certificates. Non-metered accounts are billed twice annually and each bill covers a six-month period. Because of...

Prevent Claims: Follow these Eleven Tips - Updated

10/03/2017 - 10:10am
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated October 1, 2017 New tip #2 that a party should never use contact information supplied in an email they receive for confirmation, including wire instructions for transmitting...

Lake County Recording Fee Increase

09/29/2017 - 3:05pm
Effective December 1, 2017, the cost to record a standard document in Lake County, Illinois, will increase to $60 regardless of the number of pages. For a list of other new rates, see pages 5-6 of...

City of Chicago Discontinuing Multiple Dwelling Building Registrations

09/13/2017 - 11:13am
As of September 6, 2017, the City of Chicago no longer requires sellers to obtain a multiple dwelling (four or more units) building registration. Since the repeal of this requirement, it is no longer...