January 12, 2006
Re: Case #XXXX
The Department of Consumer Services has completed an extensive review of the complaint you filed against XXXX. The legal staff examined the douments submitted by you and by Mr. XXXX, and reviewed the testimony from the informal hearing held December 7th 2005. This department is unable to proceed on your behalf in this matter.
The department is limited to issuing citations for violations of specific ordinances such as a business obtaining the required city license(s) and providing mandated documents for home repair contracts. The department does enforce a deceptive practices ordinance, however the documents do not show that a violation of that ordinance has occurred.
The latent defects that exist in your condominium unit and in the building's common areas may be actionable in another forum. I urge you and the condominium association to contact a private attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.
Your case is now closed. Please contact this office if we can be of service to you in the future.
Barbara Gressel, Attorney At Law
Department of Consumer Services
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street, Room 208
Chicago, Illinois 60602