Category: On The Board

Board Operations Making the Grade
2011 October Making the Grade

The relationship between boards and management is, by its very nature, a deep one. The two teams rely on each other to ensure the smooth oversight of their co-op and condo communities. Both are dedicated to doing everything possible to …

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Board Operations A Day of Learning
2011 October A Day of Learning

The date is fast approaching for The Chicagoland Cooperator’s first annual Chicagoland Condo, HOA, & Co-op Expo, to be held at Navy Pier Convention Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with the booths and n…

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Board Operations Worst. Board. Ever!
2011 July Worst. Board. Ever!

 It was time for the the Chicago-based senior association's annual meeting. The  board and residents, men and women, some in their 70s, were emotionally charged  and concerned about various issues that the board would discuss. The issues d…

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Law & Legislation Q&A: Removal Without Cause
2011 June Q&A: Removal Without Cause

Q Does the individual condo association board members and president have the legal  right to remove a treasurer from duties without due cause and deny a chance for  rebuttal?"    —Procedural Proponent   A “Almost every byla…

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Law & Legislation Q&A: Smoking and the Bylaws
2011 June Q&A: Smoking and the Bylaws

Q As property manager for a 36-unit condominium, we have received complaints about smoke emanating from a downstairs unit to an upstairs unit and common area hallway. There has been an ongoing feud for several years now between the ups…

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Law & Legislation Paying it Forward
2011 June Paying it Forward

 The ongoing recession has changed the financial picture drastically for many  residents, and their buildings are feeling the effects of late and missing  assessment payments, owners unable to pay special assessments, and even owners  who …

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Law & Legislation Getting to Know the ISBA
2011 June Getting to Know the ISBA

 The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has been the premier legal association  in the state since being founded in 1877. As a voluntary organization, the ISBA’s primary focus is to help Illinois attorneys practice more effectively and …

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Law & Legislation Watch Your Mouth
2011 June Watch Your Mouth

 When you were little, your mother might have told you, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”    Momma was no fool. That was sound advice then, and it's even smarter in today’s litigious world, where …

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Law & Legislation Can We Go Green?
2011 June Can We Go Green?

 As gasoline prices rise with increasing summer demand, building administrators'  attention has turned sharply to the cost of energy, and ways to trim fat from  their overall energy budgets.    Yet for the nation’s nearly 60 million…

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