As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune reporter 8:12 p.m. CDT, July 30, 2014 BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says “The Stolen Dragon of Quanx” is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned “Eyes Trilogy” sooner if so many other things hadn’t … More As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

Divorcing Couple Struggles with Pet Custody

By Vikki Ortiz HealyTribune reporter 6:36 p.m. CDT, July 16, 2014 A Carol Stream man upset that his estranged wife has custody of their dog, Pepper, asked a Will County judge today to let an independent arbitrator help decide who keeps the 5-year-old black Labrador retriever known for snoring and hogging the bed. “Your pet … More Divorcing Couple Struggles with Pet Custody

Best Landlord Markets

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The rental market has been booming over the past several years, with many landlords earning double-digit returns of 10% or more. And while rising home prices have dampened returns for landlords in some markets, other markets still offer plenty of profits, according to RealtyTrac which analyzed rental market conditions in 370 major … More Best Landlord Markets

Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

A man trapped for more than 30 hours in a visiting room in the Cook County Jail while there to see his incarcerated son filed a petition for discovery Thursday in Cook County Court. Farad Polk went to the jail during visiting hours on July 5 and entered a room where he was expecting to … More Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant: SCOTUS

In what is being heralded as a landmark ruling for civil rights, the United States Supreme Court decided Wednesday that police can not search the mobile phones of people under arrest without a warrant. “The court recognized that the astounding amount of sensitive data stored on modern cell phones requires heightened privacy protection, and cannot … More Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant: SCOTUS

CFPB Issues Ruling to keep Heirs from Falling into Foreclosure

DSnews.com When a borrower dies, the passing of property to the remaining family members can be a complicated process. Even if there are no issue with the borrower’s estate there can be issues transferring the mortgage to a party that had no previous relationship with the servicer. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance … More CFPB Issues Ruling to keep Heirs from Falling into Foreclosure

Illinois Legislative Update: Senate Bill 2664

The Illinois Legislature passed Senate Bill 2664. It is now up to the Governor to decide whether to sign the bill into law. The Senate Bill 2664, if passed into law, will be very useful to buyers of foreclosed properties that are in a condominium association. Currently, buyers are discovering after signing the contract, that … More Illinois Legislative Update: Senate Bill 2664