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Public Act 102-0110


Public Act 0110 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0110
HB0058 EnrolledLRB102 02671 AWJ 12674 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
3-5048 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/3-5048 new)
    Sec. 3-5048. Unlawful restrictive covenant modifications.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Declaration" has the meaning given to that term in
Section 1-5 of the Common Interest Community Association Act
or Section 2 of the Condominium Property Act, as applicable.
    "Unlawful restrictive covenant" means any recorded
covenant or restriction that is void under Section 3-105 of
the Illinois Human Rights Act which purports to forbid or
restrict the conveyance, encumbrance, occupancy, or lease
thereof on the basis of race, color, religion, or national
    "Recorder" means the recorder of the county where the
property subject to the unlawful restrictive covenant is
    (b) A person or entity may execute and file a restrictive
covenant modification to an unlawful restrictive covenant in
accordance with this Section if the person or entity:
        (1) holds an ownership interest in property that is
    subject to the unlawful restrictive covenant; or
        (2) is a common interest community association, a
    condominium association, a unit owners' association, a
    residential housing cooperative, or a master association
    of a parcel of property subject to an unlawful restrictive
    covenant under the following conditions:
            (A) When a parcel of property subject to an
        unlawful restrictive covenant is in a common interest
        community association, condominium association, unit
        owners' association, residential housing cooperative,
        or master association, only the board, acting through
        a majority vote, may execute and file a restrictive
        covenant modification under this Section. Removal of
        an unlawful restrictive covenant will not require
        approval of the owners or members of such association
        or cooperative, notwithstanding any provision of the
        governing documents to the contrary. As used in
        subparagraphs (A) through (D), "board" means the board
        of managers or directors or the managing trustees of
        any such association or cooperative.
            (B) If the board receives a written request by an
        owner or member of the association or cooperative that
        the board exercise its authority to execute and file a
        restrictive covenant modification under this Section,
        the board shall, within 90 days, investigate any claim
        of an unlawful restrictive covenant and, if determined
        to be an unlawful restrictive covenant, shall execute
        and file a restrictive covenant modification as
        provided under this Section.
            (C) If a board fails or refuses to execute and file
        a restrictive covenant modification after it receives
        a written request by an owner or member as provided in
        subparagraph (B), the owner or member who made the
        written request may bring an action to compel the
        board to file a restrictive covenant modification. Any
        owner or member who prevails in such an action to
        compel shall be entitled to recover reasonable
        attorneys' fees and costs from the association or
            (D) The board shall give written notice to all
        owners or members of the association of the
        restrictive covenant modification along with a copy of
        such restrictive covenant modification within 21 days
        after receiving a recorded copy of the documents.
    (c) A restrictive covenant modification shall include:
        (1) a complete copy of the original instrument
    containing the unlawful restrictive covenant with the
    language of the unlawful restrictive covenant stricken;
        (2) a petition to modify an unlawful restrictive
    covenant, as provided in subsection (d).
    (d) A petition to modify an unlawful restrictive covenant
        (1) be signed by the record owner of the property or,
    in the case of an entity under paragraph (2) of subsection
    (b), be accompanied by a certification that a majority of
    the governing body of the entity has agreed to the
    restrictive covenant modification;
        (2) reference the property index number or unique
    parcel identification code of the property for which the
    original instrument containing the unlawful restrictive
    covenant is recorded; and
        (3) include any other information that the recorder or
    State's Attorney considers necessary in carrying out the
    requirements of this Section.
    (e) On receipt of a restrictive covenant modification, the
recorder shall submit the restrictive covenant modification
together with a copy of the original instrument referenced in
the restrictive covenant modification to the State's Attorney.
    (f) Within 30 days of receipt from the recorder, the
State's Attorney shall:
        (1) review the restrictive covenant modification and
    the copy of the original instrument to determine: (i)
    whether the original instrument contains an unlawful
    restrictive covenant; and (ii) whether the restrictive
    covenant modification correctly strikes through only the
    language of the unlawful restrictive covenant; and
        (2) return the restrictive covenant modification and
    copy of the original instrument to the recorder together
    with the State's Attorney's written determination.
    (g) The recorder may not record a restrictive covenant
modification filed under subsection (b) unless the State's
Attorney determines that the modification is appropriate in
accordance with subsection (f). If the State's Attorney's
written determination finds that the instrument contains an
unlawful restrictive covenant, the recorder shall record the
restrictive covenant modification with the language stricken
as directed by the State's Attorney.
    (h) A recorded restrictive covenant modification shall be
indexed in the same manner as the original instrument.
    (i) Subject to all lawful covenants, conditions, and
restrictions that were recorded after the recording of the
original instrument, the restrictions contained in a duly
recorded restrictive covenant modification are the only
restrictions based on the original instrument that apply to
the property.
    (j) The effective date of the terms and conditions
contained in a duly recorded restrictive covenant modification
shall be the same as the effective date of the original
    (k) If a person or entity causes to be filed or recorded a
restrictive covenant modification that contains modifications
not authorized under this Section:
        (1) the recorder may not incur any liability for
    recording the restrictive covenant modification;
        (2) the county may not incur any liability as a result
    of a determination rendered by the State's Attorney under
    subsection (f); and
        (3) any costs, fees, or liability that results from
    the unauthorized filing or recording shall be the sole
    responsibility of the person or entity that executed the
    restrictive covenant modification.
    (l) The recorder may impose a fee for filing a restrictive
covenant modification to an unlawful restrictive covenant
pursuant to this Section in an amount not to exceed $10.

Effective Date: 1/1/2022