More details on the Governor’s Extension of the Eviction Moratorium

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.

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