Summer has arrived and sunny days are no longer few and far between. Thankfully, we are have seen Illinois stay-at-home orders recede and summer venues open under revised COVID-19 regulations. While concerts, fairs and other festivities may still be under strict limitations, that doesn’t mean you can’t safely enjoy other summer activities the area has to offer. Here are a few hobby ideas for you to make the most out of your summer in the western suburbs of Chicago.
By now, you’ve probably been experimenting with virtual homeowners’ association board meetings. Have they gone smoothly? Are you unsure about how best to structure them to ensure you are staying legal while keeping the peace? We interviewed attorney Benjamin Rooney at Keay & Costello, P.C. to share his advice.
I think we can all agree that 2020 is a year we’ll look back on as, well… awful. And since insurance is all about the avoidance of, or recovery from, awful, we interviewed condo association insurance coverage expert Michael DeGeorge of Rosenthal Brothers to give us the latest on HOA and COA insurance pitfalls…
Restoration projects are an inevitable possibility for community association boards, but they are never fun. We’ve combined our experience with that of Niki Ramirez at Rainbow International Restoration of South & West Suburbs in Hickory Hills, Illinois to bring you what you need to know in advance and during a restoration need to ensure it goes smoothly.
We asked bio hazard restoration expert Niki Ramirez for advice on evaluating contractors to effectively deal with COVID-19 cleanup in condo and townhome communities. She provided the following article on cleaning protocols effective against the virus.
The weather is warming up. You may be feeling the itch to entertain your family outside as the Illinois stay at home order persists on. Authorities continue to recommend keeping a physical distance of six feet from others. So, going outdoors is a good way to safely visit with family and friends who you’ve been missing. Here are a few outdoor activities and attractions you can safely participate in, in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Updated November 26, 2021 As a condominium owner, it is natural to feel frustrated when it takes too long for a maintenance vendor to arrive, or when you head to work and the parking lot isn’t plowed. You may not deem fair one of the community’s rules. It is a common misunderstanding that your property management company is the party at the root of these issues. In this article, we explain the difference between the homeowners’ association and the management company.
Ensure your investment in condo security cameras is protected, optimized, and the best fit for your needs. We interviewed top Illinois HOA security vendors to help us navigate the variety of options for condo security cameras. In addition, we explain how HOA boards can best evaluate security vendors.
Spring has sprung, and we’ll have to be creative with how we get out and enjoy ourselves while maintaining social distancing. While the Illinois stay at home order is currently active through the end of April, it will likely be extended. Here are some outdoor activities and car trips to reduce cabin fever and engage in something different.