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2 Waukegan Men Charged With Identity Theft, Burglary In Gurnee ...
CBS LocalFebruary 1, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Waukegan men have been charged with burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee and using a stolen credit card at a fast food restaurant.more »

Criminal investigation launched after battery found inside chocolate ...
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 1, 2017

A criminal investigation has been launched after a battery was found inside a chocolate Easter bunny.more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Landlord-tenant laws
Hot Springs SentinelFebruary 2, 2017

Unfortunately, for one-third of the homes in Arkansas, Arkansas is the only state to lack an implied warranty of habitability in their landlord-tenant laws. An implied warranty of habitability guarantees the tenant that the housing unit is "habitable ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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The Troubling Reason Homeownership Has Dropped to a 50-Year Low
Money MagazineFebruary 10, 2017

The legacy of discriminatory housing laws, like the National Housing Act of 1934, which "redlined" predominately black neighborhoods and shut out minorities from bank loans, continues to have lasting damage as well. African Americans and Latinos suffer ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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South China Sea: Red Lines And Propaganda Wars Flare Up Tensions
ForbesFebruary 7, 2017

The South China Sea disputes began as a regional tug of war between China and its neighbors, but they quickly turned into a showdown of economic and military might between China and the US. Almost three years ago, China elevated the tensions in the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Landlord woes: Get a paralegal on board
Hamilton SpectatorFebruary 1, 2017

While most tenants are compliant, odds are you'll get a challenging tenant from time to time. When you find yourself caught in the tangled web of the Landlord and Tenant Board rules, it's time to get help. Bruce Parsons is familiar with the current ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Former Employee's Lawsuit Reveals Mold Hazards
Georgetown University The HoyaFebruary 7, 2017

Mack's lawsuit is one in a series of complaints from students and faculty related to mold at Georgetown. Mack's case specifically refers to whether the university is found to have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law guaranteeing equal ...more »

Report: Evictions, Missed Payments Bite into City Budget
Chicago Tonight | WTTWFebruary 13, 2017

And the cost of eviction, unpaid property taxes and utility bills cost the city of Chicago a minimum of $68 million in 2016. Though this sum makes up less than 1 percent of the city's $7.7 billion budget, it has ripple effects that extend to the ...more »

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