Eviction to be Banned in Seattle
We all know about the annual winter moratorium on evictions in Chicagoland. Every year, around Christmas and New Year’s Day, the courts stop the Sheriff from enforcing eviction orders. The Cook County Sheriff is also ordered not to evict when it is too cold or weather conditions make an eviction dangerous for the tenants or Sheriff’s officers. However, the moratorium is temporary, fairly short, and eventually, things get back on track. The City of Seattle has thrown those concepts right out the window. The Seattle City counsel yesterday voted 7-0 (that’s right, a unanimous vote) to BAN most evictions for a three month period. Could it happen in Chicago?