The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is currently executing eviction orders within four to five weeks after the order is placed with the Sheriff. Because of this delay, it’s important for landlords to ensure everything is correct with their eviction orders. If there is a defect with the eviction order, or if the eviction order fails to name a necessary defendant, the Cook County Sheriff may not enforce the order and instead require the landlord to return to the issuing judge for a correction. This wastes valuable time and could result in a substantial delay. Accordingly, landlords should consult knowledgeable attorneys who regularly work with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to ensure their eviction orders are enforceable the first time around.