2014 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

2014 December The Fourth Annual Chicagoland Cooperator Expo

The Chicagoland Cooperator’s Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apartment Expo brought more than 2,000 people to the Navy Pier October 28th to meet with nearly 300 exhibitors, attend informative seminars and have their questions answered by professionals…

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Security
2014 December Disaster Management

While the Chicago area has seen its fair share of disasters, both natural and man-made (they didn't call it The Great Chicago Fire because it was a trifle), its resilient populace has always bounced back with renowned vim and vigor. But, p…

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Security
2014 December Neighborhood Watch Groups

It’s often said that safety starts at home—and while many HOAs spend lots of money on sophisticated security and access control systems to protect residents and property, others opt for lower-tech approaches to neighborhood security and cr…

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2014 December Where There’s Smoke …

One only needs to watch the news regularly to understand the devastation that a fire can have on a home or community whatever the time of year. Fires can happen any time but certain times of year are more dangerous. “The winter month…

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Q&A
2014 December Q&A: Noticing Violations

Q     In this day and age, must notices of rule violations be sent by certified mail? Can they be sent via priority/tracking mail? Via email? Must complaints by others to a rules committee always be placed on a standardized form, or can t…

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2014 December Q&A: Publishing Meeting Minutes

Our management posts the minutes of its last board meeting on a website that unit owners can access, but they're often released several months after the meeting took place, and sometimes after the subsequent meeting has already happened. I …

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