Illinois Mechanic’s Lien

In Illinois, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Illinois lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Contractors, as well as subcontractors and material suppliers can […]

Illinois Mechanics Lien Filing “How To”

In Illinois, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Illinois mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Illinois construction liens on public property to do not […]

College Construction Spending in Accordance to the Rise and Fall of the Economy

According to the The Chronicle of Higher Education, research presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education has shown that state expenditures on college construction for higher-education does not coincide with the rise or fall of the economy.  The study has also shown that college construction spending tended to rise in the best and worst […]

Higgins Road Bike Trail

Chicago’s Higgins Road will begin construction for a bicycle and pedestrian bring starting Monday, July 8. The construction for this bridge will not be obstructing the current biking path, at least not until December, and even then, they feel that construction will not be a problem for them. The trail should cost about 2.8 million, […]

A Short History of Construction

We found a fascinating article on the history of construction by Eugen J. Heady of Smith Currie & Hancock, which is below. This article was originally published in the Construction Connection Newsletter. See www.constructionconnection.com.) Disputes arising on modern day construction projects typically involve extraordinarily complex factual scenarios, technical issues and legal issues. Were the ancients concerned […]