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Eviction Moratorium Exceptions, CDC Order Extension, CARES Act, New Chicago Laws, New Illinois Procedural Requirements, and Indiana Eviction Filings

Brief Update on Matters: 1. State of Illinois Eviction Moratorium – Exceptions for Nonpayment of Rent and Substantial Lease Violations.  On January 8, 2021, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-01, which extends the exceptions for limited eviction filings present in Executive Order 2020-74 through February 6, 2021.  To evict a tenant based on the tenant’s failure to pay

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Cook County Commission on Human Rights Finalizes Rules Interpreting the Just Housing Ordinance

On November 20, 2019, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights’ Rules Committee finalized the procedural rules interpreting the Just Housing Ordinance (“JHO”). The Commission’s proposed rules are below and are expected to be approved as currently written. Among other things, the JHO significantly restricts a landlord’s ability to use an applicant’s criminal history when

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Cook County Imposes Serious Restrictions on Landlords’ Use of Tenants’ Criminal History

The Cook County Board of Commissioners amended the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance on April 25, 2019, to prohibit landlords from asking about current or prospective tenants’ arrest records and conviction histories.  This Ordinance applies to all property owners and landlords in Cook County, Illinois, and is commonly referred to as the “Just Housing Ordinance.”  The Ordinance

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Sanford Kahn Attorneys Win Cases

Within the past week, three different Sanford Kahn attorneys won three different trials!  Robert Kahn won a significant eviction trial for a commercial lessor and secured a large judgment in the landlord’s favor.  Michael Griffin won an eviction trial for a subsidized housing landlord involving complicated issues under the Code of Federal Regulations.  And, Jonathon

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