Cold weather shuts down Cook County evictions

It has not yet been dubbed a polar vortex, but whether it is a “bomb cyclone”, “polar vortex”, or arctic air mass, one thing is certain, it is COLD!  Despite the end of the scheduled holiday moratorium on eviction enforcement in Cook County, with temperatures expected to be below 15 through the weekend, the Sheriff is not evicting this week.  Remember, the general order for the moratorium also indicates that residential evictions will not be executed when the temperature is below 15 degrees.  This will, of course, result in a longer “to be evicted” list and based on past years, landlords should expect some delays as a result of the cold.

A quick look at the Sheriff’s website for evictions indicates that fact.  The current posted eviction schedule has not been updated since the evictions scheduled for December 21, 2017.  Hopefully, the Sheriff will be able to get things going again next week.

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