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Don’t count on your HOA to enforce nuisance rules

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Do you believe that HOA covenants, restrictions and rules help keep a neighborhood looking neat and tidy, discourage your

Muddy roads after flood

Her dream condo was flooded by storm water — 4 feet deep

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities People don’t often think about flooding in landlocked neighborhoods, nowhere near a river or ocean. But storm water floods

Chicago Neighborhood Association fights against garage for disabled teen

A Chicago neighborhood association wants Planning and Zoning board to deny a family’s request to build a garage to accommodate their daughter’s wheelchair. By Deborah

Plumbing pipes wrench leak

Disabled woman stuck with bills for moldy condo

Water was slowly leaking into her condo. But the disabled homeowner could not smell the mold until her unit was heavily damaged. By Deborah Goonan,

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