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Illinois Municipalities Begin Debate on Recreational Cannabis Businesses

USA - July 23 2019 With the State of Illinois’ recent legalization of recreational cannabis, municipalities have started to debate whether to “opt in” to allow such…

An Open Door to Greater Development Opportunities: Chicago City Council Approves New Transit Served Location Legislation

USA - January 24 2019 On January 23, 2019, the Chicago City Council approved a significant amendment to the transit-oriented development provisions of the Zoning Ordinance…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A New Tax-Advantaged Investment Strategy

USA - August 6 2018 The 2017 tax act (Pub. L. No. 115-97) introduced a new program designed to encourage investments in low-income communities throughout the country that…

Anthony Ilardi, Steven E. Grob

A Due Diligence Tip for Chicago Land Purchasers—Beware of the Driveway Permit

USA - April 12 2016 Purchasers of land in the City of Chicago should include a new item on their due diligence checklists—outstanding driveway permit fees. Most everyone…

Builders beware—Chicago steps up enforcement of use tax

USA - September 14 2015 Developers in the City of Chicago should be aware of a new City revenue focus—use tax audits on recently completed construction projects. While the…

Drew McEwen, Kevin Oldham