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

Cloreth Greene Nov. 23, 2016, 4:08pm

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

Dan Churney Dec. 21, 2015, 9:28am

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

Dan Churney Jul. 6, 2015, 9:28am

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.

Judge lets sexual harassment claim against Rutherford move forward; dismisses others

Bethany Krajelis Mar. 10, 2015, 11:53am


Company claims Oak Park lawyer's alleged malpractice cost it more than $500K

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 9:00am


Judge sets Illinois treasurer's motion to dismiss harassment suit for briefing; ruling not likely before June

Bethany Krajelis Apr. 17, 2014, 2:37pm