Illinois Supreme Court Rule changes evictions to benefit tenants

As reported here a few weeks back, on July 17, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court has entered new Rule 139 amending the pleading practice in eviction actions.  The new rule became effective upon its entry, so all eviction cases going forward will need to comply.  The rule requires landlords to attach written evidence, like a lease or five day notice, to their eviction complaint.  For some reason, this rule is touted to help both landlords and tenants.  That suggestion is nonsense as there is nothing helpful to landlords in the requirements.  Tenants will, however, get to see the evidence being presented against them long in advance of court.

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