Fair Housing Video Series

In recognition of April being National Fair Housing Month, Illinois REALTORS® recently conducted a series of interviews on the different ways housing law affects landlords and tenants.

In the first video of our Fair Housing series, REALTORS® Mike Rickert and Annette Akey Panzek talk about the types of modifications property owners can make to better accommodate seniors and disabled tenants. Additionally, Garland and Heather Armstrong, a married couple living in Chicago, tell of their experiences in what considerations property owners and REALTORS® should keep in mind.

Further installments in the video series will include a closer look on how landlords can meet obligations under the Fair Housing Act, as well as a look at what are known as “hidden disabilities” and the types of accommodations necessary for people with such conditions.

Click here to view the first video, and be sure to check back for future installments.

Time-lapse photography captures Springfield YWCA demolition


Anyone lucky enough to be in the third floor conference room at the Illinois REALTORS® building between Feb. 1 and 7 had a front-row seat for the demolition of the old YWCA building on the northwest corner of 5th and Jackson streets. The building has been taken down to make way for a future urban park and pedestrian walkway that will connect the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the Illinois State Capitol.

Watch the video to see how the demolition changes the appearance of the block just north of the Illinois Executive Mansion