As reported earlier today, J.B. Pritzker again extended the eviction moratorium by another thirty days, this time with an extension to April 3, 2021. Note that April 3, 2021 is a Saturday, so the moratorium is really in place to Monday, April 5, 2021 (The Gov really is a tricky guy). The Governor today signed executive order 2021-05 which both extended the moratorium and also made one additional change to the procedures for evictions.
The order now provides that if, after the filing of an eviction action, a tenant delivers an Illinois Tenant Declaration to the landlord, the landlord may only continue with the eviction if the tenant (1) poses a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants or (2) is an immediate and severe risk to property. This clarification allows emergency evictions to continue even if a tenant is a “covered person” under the executive order.