You might remember Common Interest Radio, the weekly radio show CAI Illinois had on WBIG. Like the radio show, our podcast will feature weekly guests to discuss community associations, with a focus on the stories our guests have from their experience in the industry. The stories will be about all the funny, frustrating, and outright weird things that can happen in the unique microcosm of society that is a condo, townhome, or homeowners’ association.

Anyone who lives in or works with community associations will be able to appreciate the stories we share in each episode of the Common Interest Podcast. It is our hope that every time you download an episode and listen through that you might get a few laughs, but also that you might learn more about what caused the problem and how you might be able to handle similar situations if you should encounter them yourself in the future.

We are expecting for this podcast to be a lot of fun. New episodes will be available for download every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from your favorite podcast apps (including iTunes and Stitcher) by searching for “Common Interest Podcast”, and they will also be available here in the CAI Illinois Blog.

If you have a story you’d like to share on the Common Interest Podcast, contact Brandon at the CAI Illinois office – [email protected] or (847)301-7505 for more information on how you can get involved.


Episode 00 – About CAI & Common Interest
Cheryl Murphy, Executive Director of Community Associations Institute Illinois Chapter, gives insight into what CAI membership provides and why we are producing this podcast.

Episode 01 – Hoarder Eviction
Tom Purazzo, Director of Marketing of Hillcrest Property Management, shares a story about monthly assessment delinquency, hoarding, and eviction.

Episode 02 – Puppet Association Stages a Coup
Mark Stelter, Vice President of Itasca Bank & Trust, shares a story about an association where a disgruntled resident sets up a fake association and successfully diverts monthly assessments away from the legitimate association.

Episode 03 – The Dangers of Not Being Fair, Reasonable, and Consistent
Jessica Towles, Vice President of Suburban Property Management for Lieberman Management Services, shares a story about changing age demographics in an association leading to unfair application of rules and a potential board takeover.

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