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Tenant’s Rights: Commercial vs. Apartment

Topic: Business & Contracts, Court Representation & Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord Tenant Read Time: 1-3 mins Free Tools & Services: Tenant’s Toolkit. Sign up to get free tools for tenants. What Is Happening? COVID-19 has stopped the economy for many Americans. Workers and businesses alike are wondering what is next, and how to pay rent.…
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Protecting Business Data like Your Health: Plan, Assess, Safeguard

Topic: Business, Organizations, Data, Data Privacy, HIPPA, PII Read Time: 3-5 mins Free Privacy Policy Tools & Services: At the end of this article, get your free: Privacy Policy Toolkit. Answer short questions to get a free assessment and sample policy. Identity Restoration Service. We help you discover misuse of your personal information, and protect…
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Death, Taxes, & Gifts: Protecting Loved Ones from Probate

What is Probate? Everyone dies. While this is mostly an uncomfortable topic- it does not have to be. All of our loved ones can be protected with estate planning and / or a will. Probate happens when a person dies with a will, and that will must be approved by the courts. How Does it…
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Saving Lives & Reducing Physician Liability

What is Medical Battery? Picture this: Patient comes in for operation (stent). Doctor is out of the office. Patient only wants Doctor to perform surgery. Doctor-in-Training (Fellow) operates on Patient. Patient operation? Very unsuccessful. Patient has body painfully reconstructed. Lawsuit. Case documents can be downloaded on TheCelesteFirm.com (Click here). Medical Battery means that doctors, nurses,…
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Property Tax: Lower Your Tax Bill

What is Property Tax? Homeowners, landowners, real estate investors generally pay property tax. Property tax is a bill sent by the government, based on the value of your house or property. Many in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) feel that property taxes are too high- forcing hundreds of thousands to move to other states. How Does…
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Title Insurance: Stopping Homeowner Heartache

What is Title Insurance? Title insurance protects real estate owners, banks, and stakeholders by insuring against risks to property title. When you buy property, you want to own it without someone suing you- claiming they are the actual owners, or have lien on the land. How Does it Protect Me? Title insurance can protect you…
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Zoning Lawsuit

A property owner can file suit after a zoning decision. (a) Any decision by the corporate authorities of any municipality, home rule or non-home rule, in regard to any petition or application for a special use, variance, rezoning, or other amendment to a zoning ordinance shall be subject to de novo judicial review as a…
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Home Rule

Bigger cities like Chicago are “home rule” units, meaning they can zone and tax. A County which has a chief executive officer elected by the electors of the county and any municipality which has a population of more than 25,000 are home rule units. Other municipalities may elect by referendum to become home rule units.…
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