As expected, the Cook County Sheriff will not be enforcing orders for possession to evict any tenants from December 19, 2011 to January 2, 2012. After this coming Friday, tenants will have a 17 day reprieve from being evicted.
However, this does NOT mean that the courts or closed or that eviction cases are not being moved forward in the court system. They are. Landlords can still move forward with the process.