ELGIN, Ill. - An Illinois appeals court on May 8 modified an award of damages in favor of a landlord to account for a security deposit that was paid by tenants who claimed that the property they rented contained water damage and mold but affirmed the remainder of a trial court's ruling granting the landlord possession of the property and past due rent (David Jones, et al. v. Joseph Hill, et al., No. 2-11-0629, Ill. App., 2nd Dist.; 2012 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1070).