On Sept. 21, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled to extend its order limiting judgments in certain eviction cases, aligning with Illinois’ current moratorium deadline.
This decision comes after Gov. Pritzker once again extended his original March 2020 Executive Order banning residential evictions to Oct. 3, 2021. The moratorium on evictions was set to expire on Sept. 18.
Under the Governor’s most recent Executive Order, court proceedings are permitted, but law enforcement are prevented from carrying out evictions. However, tenants protected by the order must meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered a “covered person.”
Evictions are allowed in health and safety circumstance, and for tenants who refuse to fill out paperwork for assistance, cannot provide proof of hardships due to the pandemic or those who earn an income of more than $99,000 individually or $198,000 jointly.