Status of Evictions in Illinois.

According to an article by the WSJ more than 12 million adults live in a house with past due rent, many of them right here in Illinois. As of right now, evictions in Illinois are on hold (for issues of non-payment, evictions for health and safety reason may still be filed and pursued). 

This restriction comes from two sources.   First, the Federal Government put a moratorium on evictions.  However, this only applies to rental locations that have a mortgage backed by the Federal Government.   Also, this moratorium is set to expire on July 25, 2020.   It is possible that this will be extended, so we will have to wait and see.

Illinois also has a moratorium on evictions pursuant to an order by Governor Pritzker.   This is set to expire on July 31, 2020.   It should be noted that a group of landlords have filed a lawsuit in Will County Illinois which alleges that Governor Pritzker exceeded his authority and seeks to lift the moratorium.   As of yet there has been no ruling.  Again, we will have to wait and see.

On a related note, both the Federal Government and the State of Illinois have pledged money to a relief fund for those behind on their rent.  The program is set to begin in August.