The solution to a perplexing chain-of-title puzzle involving ownership of the house where Alice and James Ruzicka lived for more than 30 years involved the peculiar attributes of Illinois land trusts; adverse possession; and an 1827 statute that none of the litigants cited — Section 7 of the Illinois Conveyance Act — which ambiguously codified the after-acquired-title doctrine.Simplifying a convoluted chain of …