March 13, 2009
It is billed as a way to prevent fraud — Chicago and Cook County homeowners will be required to give fingerprints in order to sell their homes. “The new law, which is set to go into effect June 1, 2009, will force anyone selling property in Cook County to provide a thumbprint from their right hand,” reports CBS 2 Chicago.
[efoods]Chicagoans will pay to have the state intrude on their privacy. “The law specifies that consumers can be charged up to $25 to cover fingerprint processing costs.”
“We’re in favor of it. Fraud has been a big problem for title companies like us. We don’t think it will add too much of a burden on us,” said Joseph Rogul of the Professional National Title Network.
Chicago leads the nation in efforts to strip citizens of their rights.
Earlier in the week, a House committee in Illinois advanced a series of measures designed to increase gun control. “Among the restrictions approved by the House Executive Committee include an assault weapons ban and legislation allowing only one gun purchase a month. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley perenially pushes for such gun crackdowns due to continued violence in some city neighborhoods,” reported the Chicago Tribune.