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Voters OK absorption of Cook County Recorder's duties into Clerk's office, potentially saving millions

By Cloreth Greene | Nov 23, 2016

This past Election Day, Cook County voters chose to merge the Cook County Clerk’s Office and the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, a move supporters believe will result in cost savings and increased efficiency for taxpayers.

Whether buyer knows it or not, landmark designation not insurable home title encumbrance, court says

By Dan Churney | Dec 21, 2015

The First District Illinois Appellate Court in Chicago slammed the door on a South Side homeowner’s claim, which blamed prior owners for not disclosing that the 99-year-old house’s title is burdened by landmark designation and demanded her title insurer compensate her for the oversight. The appellate court’s decision was rendered Dec. 14.

There will be litigation: AMC alleges suburban environmental consultant falsified deeds for South Barrington wetlands, attempted to 'extort' $800K from theater chain

By Dan Churney | Jul 6, 2015

Now playing in Chicago federal court: A lawsuit by a nationwide movie theater chain against a suburban environmental consultant for allegedly falsifying deeds to extort payment from the chain for land the company already owned at its South Barrington cinematic multiplex.

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