2015-2016 Cook County winter eviction moratorium set

Cook County sets annual holiday break from evictions For 2016-17 holiday eviction moratorium, click here The Circuit Court of Cook County has determined by way of General Order 2015-04 that the winter eviction moratorium has been set for the time period from December 18, 2015 to January 4, 2016.  That means that the Cook County … Read more

Cook County cancels evictions for the week of January 5, 2015

cancelweek2015Bad weather cancels Cook Co. evictions this week

As I wrote about yesterday, the weather outside is frightful.  And when the weather gets frightful, the circuit court’s general order tends to turn off the eviction spigot.  And in response, the Sheriff has updated his website.  If you look at yesterday’s post, you will see that the Sheriff’s website indicated that “pursuant to court order, all residential real estate evictions shall cease effective 12-18-14 thru 1-5-15”.  That has been replaced with the following (see highlighted area):

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Polar Vortex Deja Vous and Eviction

casbahEvictions and the Weather Forecast 2015

Although the eviction moratorium is set to end today, I have my doubts that the Sheriff will be working tomorrow.  The weather forecast for tomorrow (1/6/15) predicts a high of 14 degrees and a low of -4 degrees.  This feels eerily like 2014.  As most Chicago landlords know, the Cook County Sheriff is prohibited by the Clerk of the Circuit Court general order from enforcing evictions (1) whenever the outside temperature is 15 degrees Fahrenheit or colder on the actual day of the eviction or (2) whenever regardless of outside temperature, extreme weather conditions endanger the health and welfare of those to be evicted.  As of 10:45am today (1/5/15), the Sheriff’s eviction schedule website looks like this:

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2014 Eviction Moratorium Scheduled

A Screeching Halt to Evictions The Cook County general order establishing an eviction moratorium for the winter of 2014/15 has been entered.  There will be no evictions enforced by the Sheriff of Cook County from December 18, 2014 through January 2, 2015 (which means that the evictions will resume on January 5, 2015). Good luck … Read more

Sheriff working hard to reduce winter backlog

shervanSheriff’s Deputies processing lots of evictions

Props and kudos to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and his Sheriff’s Deputies who are clearly (to me) working their tails off to get eviction orders processed.  The horrible cold has created an unbelievable backlog in the processing of eviction orders, but a quick look at the Sheriff’s website will plainly show that the Sheriff is scheduling many more evictions on a daily basis than in my recent memory. 

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Cook County Sheriff warns that eviction orders might go stale

staleorderEviction enforcement by Sheriff could take longer than 120 Days!

Today (February 4, 2014), the eviction schedule website for the Cook County Sheriff includes an ominous additional warning.  Landlords in eviction lawsuits are being advised that because of the number of days evictions have been cancelled due to adverse weather, many orders for possession will expire before the Sheriff can get around to enforcing them.  A copy of the warning on the website is found below:

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Update on extreme cold in Cook County as it relates to tenant evictions

brrCook evictions called off because of cold weather.

For those of you landlords who have been following the Cook County Sheriff’s eviction schedule web page, you will have noticed that evictions are once again this week canceled for the 24th of January.  The Sheriff’s web page says “Evictions Will Be Cancelled Due To Weather / Rescheduled At A Later Date”.  There have not been many evictions so far in this new year.

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