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Local media, neighbors help homeowners in violation of HOA, City codes

  By Deborah Goonan,  Independent American Communities More good news this week, and updates on some earlier posts on IAC. The following three updates remind readers

Jail time for peeling paint: punitive HOA “values” shape Lancaster’s code enforcement

  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   When did it become a crime to be retired and poor? Or working poor? Or an older

Illinois condo HOA legislation update (March 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The Illinois Legislature is considering several bills that would limit Home Rule power of local governments; mandate that a

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10 questions property owners should ask before voting on Special Districts

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Here on IAC, I’ve been following a growing trend. Subdivisions, and planned communities — many of them HOA-governed —

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