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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Illinois on
Q: My neighbor waits until dark to burn excavation site junk. Makes breathing hard. Is this illegal? Can we stop him?

He burns demolished houses, tires, and anything that will burn. The smoke cloud is immense, and always blows all over the neighborhood. I can't breathe inside my own home.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Nov 29, 2020

My suggestion would be to contact your local alderman (if you live in the City of Chicago) or your local municipal government. I would be fairly sure that what your neighbor is doing, burning material putting off noxious odors, is in violation of local, municipal, and state law.

Q: Can I own/posess a firearm and grow medical cannabis in a recreational state? Thanks in advance, Veteran, 50, Illinois
Kimber Russell
Kimber Russell answered on Mar 10, 2020

If you have a valid medical marijuana card and your FOID card you can lawfully keep your firearm in Illinois at this time. Individuals who have drug addiction issues or have felony weapons charges on their records, however, are prohibited from owning a firearm.

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: We have people who farm our land, no contract just a verbal agreement. Can they come and destroy a wooded area we have?

They did not contact us beforehand. They said it was so they did not damage there equipment.

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Oct 14, 2016

Generally, the answer is no, they cannot destroy a wooded area that is on your property. However, in order to know for certain, one must review specific facts surrounding the situation. I would recommend taking pictures, and organizing all information relevant to this situation, and consulting... Read more »

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