Category Archives: Eviction

Should I evict? Naah, the lease is almost over!

Why most Illinois landlords are wrong about their bad tenants! Many landlords waver at the decision to evict.  That’s natural.  To most landlords, evictions are scary.  Worse yet, Illinois evictions are expensive, uncertain, and take lots of time.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

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2016-17 Cook County Sheriff Holiday Eviction Moratorium

Cook County Eviction winter “stay” starts soon It is that time of year where the Cook County Circuit Court extends some holiday cheer to tenants (certainly not to landlords) and prohibits the Sheriff from enforcing eviction orders.  By way of … Continue reading

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No Cook County evictions in this cold weather!

The repercussions of cold weather could be far reaching. For 2016-17 moratorium, click here I don’t want to state the obvious, but landlords should keep in mind that the Cook County Sheriff is ordered by the Circuit Court of Cook … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Cook County winter eviction moratorium set

Cook County sets annual holiday break from evictions For 2016-17 holiday eviction moratorium, click here The Circuit Court of Cook County has determined by way of General Order 2015-04 that the winter eviction moratorium has been set for the time … Continue reading

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Cook County cancels evictions for the week of January 5, 2015

Bad weather cancels Cook Co. evictions this week As I wrote about yesterday, the weather outside is frightful.  And when the weather gets frightful, the circuit court’s general order tends to turn off the eviction spigot.  And in response, the … Continue reading

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The Sheriff does not remove the tenant’s possessions

I received the following question from a reader of this blog: Does anyone know after the sheriff comes to evict the tenant from the apartment, the process for the tenant to remove their personal property? Does the landlord have to … Continue reading

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How to kick out a tenant in Cook County Illinois

Warning, this is a “perspective” post for landlords!  A Chicago landlord and prospective client called me the other day and said he wanted to kick his tenant out.  Being the helpful landlord-tenant attorney I am, I began to discuss the … Continue reading

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Cook County Holiday / December / Winter Eviction Moratorium Starts Soon

Update: look here for information on the 2014-2015 winter moratorium It is that time of year when Christmas is in the air and tenants across Cook County get a respite from eviction in the form of an eviction moratorium.  On … Continue reading

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Cook County Eviction Agreed Order Form Becoming More Common

In recent months, the judges in the Forcible Entry and Detainer Department of the First District of the Circuit Court of Cook County have begun suggesting, more and more, that parties before them use the “new” form “Agreed Settlement Order”.  … Continue reading

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Tenant Evictions are in full swing in Illinois

For our office, the beginning of the “eviction” season started out a bit slow (it is not a bad thing that landlords are, hopefully, collecting rent and doing better screening so that we do less evictions!).  However, for us, things … Continue reading

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