Category Archives: Order for Possession

Polar Vortex Deja Vous and Eviction

Evictions and the Weather Forecast 2015 Although the eviction moratorium is set to end today, I have my doubts that the Sheriff will be working tomorrow.  The weather forecast for tomorrow (1/6/15) predicts a high of 14 degrees and a … Continue reading

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Sheriff working hard to reduce winter backlog

Sheriff’s Deputies processing lots of evictions Props and kudos to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and his Sheriff’s Deputies who are clearly (to me) working their tails off to get eviction orders processed.  The horrible cold has created an unbelievable … Continue reading

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When Illinois Eviction Judgments Expire

What do you do when your eviction order gets old? In case you missed it, the Cook County Sheriff is now warning plaintiffs in Cook County eviction cases that the delays in enforcement as a result of inclement weather could … Continue reading

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What happens after getting an order for possession?

So, the landlord has served a notice, waited the notice period, filed a lawsuit, went to court, and had a trial.  At the end of the trial, the court awarded the plaintiff-landlord an “order for possession”.  The order for possession … Continue reading

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Quick Update on Sheriff Timing

Recent anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that the Cook County Sheriff is running “about” five weeks to enforce an Order for Possession for a Chicago eviction.  While we can’t guarantee that this is the time for all districts in Cook … Continue reading

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Winter eviction moratorium set

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, … Continue reading

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Cook County Sheriff eviction enforcement procedures can be confusing and difficult

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s distaste for the enforcement of possession orders is well documented when it comes to foreclosure-related evictions.  Whether intentional or not, the Sheriff’s office has instituted a number of policies that make life difficult for landlords … Continue reading

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Illinois eviction law amended to allow rent through stay of possession

In an Illinois “joint action” forcible entry and detainer case (ie. an eviction lawsuit asking for both rent due and possession), plaintiffs can plead for and judges routinely award plaintiffs a judgment against defendants for pro rata rent through the … Continue reading

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