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Alderman Hopkins and HBAGC Save Chicago 3-Flats

By | 2017-05-18T21:44:42+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Blog|

HBAGC Advocacy At Work By Paul Colgan Government Affairs Director of HBAGC Quick action by Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward), working with the City Chapter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), helped eliminate a potential roadblock for continued development of three-flats in Chicago. The City of Chicago was pushing through what appeared [...]

How General Contractors Can Limit Their Liability

By | 2017-05-07T22:35:42+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Blog|

How General Contractors Can Limit Their Liability By Corey B. Stern http://www.chitkowskilaw.com/About/Corey-B-Stern.shtml In a recent case, an Illinois Court has confirmed the ability of the General Contractor to limit its liability to pay the subcontractor/material-man, based solely upon whether the General Contractor gets payment from the Owner. Specifically, the court dealt with whether the parties’ [...]

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Solar in Single Family Construction

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Blog|

What is the Future of Solar in Single Family Construction? By Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy (“Dr. Vish”) http://hawthorneworld.com/  www.solarmicronics.co Founder of Hawthorne Development, and Solar Micronics First of all, I have good news in general for solar in Illinois, and particularly for single family home builders. The state of Illinois just weeks ago legislatively adopted a [...]

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A Word From The President of HBAGC Michael Menn

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Blog|

New Ideas and Trends By Michael A. Menn, AIA, CGR, CAPS, CGP http://www.michaelmenn.com/ 2017 President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago I recently attended the board meetings for the National Association of Home Builders at the International Builders Show in Orlando. I currently am a National trustee for NAHB and the NAHB Remodelers [...]

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City Developer Panel 2017

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog|

  April 17th, 2017 - HBAGC will once again be welcomed by Chase Bank for the monthly signature event.  Wednesday April 26th, 2017 the City of Chicago Developer Panel will be meeting to discuss the trending Chicago Real Estate market. If you are looking for a great way to network with some of Chicago's most [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Illinois Energy Conservation Code

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Effective January 1, 2016 Get ready, the new Illinois Energy Conservation Code has been approved and the effective date is January 1, 2016. Unlike the 2009 and 2012 code which, combined, raised the cost of construction in Illinois by [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Interest Paid on Certificates of Error

By | 2015-12-11T16:44:35+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI Interest Paid on Certificates of Error In 1996, Lou Stephens, a builder from South Cook County, attempted to do the impossible; obtain repayment from Cook County on a property tax that was grossly over-assessed. In the first year, he failed. He attempted a second [...]

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2015 Key Award Winners

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Blog, Members, Press Release|

2015 SAMMY AWARD WINNERS Brandit 360 Chantel Beauregard Website of the Year • AP-ArchitectsLLC.com Brandit 360 Judith L. Nelson Internet Marketing Campaign of the Year • Newport Cove Community 2015 KEY AWARD WINNERS DIVISION I • INTERIOR DESIGN Laura O’Connor Design Laura O’Connor Single Family Merchandising • Tanglewood [...]

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Glenview named “Village of the Year” by Builders Association

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Blog, Members, Press Release|

GLENVIEW, IL – The Village of Glenview has been named “Village of the Year” by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), which lauded the culture of cooperation between Village staff, Village review panels and customers seeking planning advice and development permits. This is only the second time HBAGC has honored a municipality, based [...]

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Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Challenges Constitutionality of the City’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:30+00:00 August 27th, 2015|ARO, Blog, Members, Press Release|

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Complaint Filed by Much Shelist Declares Ordinance Requirements Unconstitutional   CHICAGO – August 27, 2015 – Today, Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the plaintiffs, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) and Hoyne Development, LLC. While [...]

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