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Posted: 06/30/20

Cook County just issued a new general order that stays all mortgage foreclosure judgments, evictions in furtherance of a foreclosure, and foreclosure sales until July 31, 2020, including default, summary judgment and orders approving sales. Excluded and thus allowed are other contested motions, discovery motions, representative motions, and receiver motions.

In addition, no residential real estate eviction action shall commence  until after July 31, 2020, unless a tenant poses a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants, an immediate and severe risk to property, or a violation of any applicable building code, health ordinance, or similar regulation. In addition, the sheriff of Cook County shall refrain from  enforcement of eviction orders relating to residential real estate and shall resume enforcement of said orders after July 31, 2020, or as otherwise ordered by the court.

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Posted: 06/3/20

(Cook County) Per Administrative Order 2020-07, all mortgage foreclosure judgments, evictions in furtherance of a foreclosure, and foreclosure sales are stated until July 6, 2020. That includes judgments of foreclosure, summary judgment and default orders, orders approving sales, orders for possession and orders appointing special process servers. After July 6, 2020, the court will begin to hear cases on a triage approach.

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Posted: 05/28/20

(Cook County) Per Administrative Order 2020-01, (amended May 28, 2020) all matters in the districts and divisions are continued thirty days from the currently scheduled date or a date not less than thirty days from July 6, 2020. All foreclosure matters, including motions for default, summary judgment, and orders approving sale, are stayed to July 19, 2020. In addition, the Cook County sheriff will not enforce eviction orders until further order of court.  The rule requiring enforcement of eviction orders by a date certain is extended 60 days from the current expiration date but not later than August 17, 2020.

Third Judicial Circuit (Madison and Bond Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-M-14, all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations. Foreclosure Mediation. Intake, Pre-mediation and Mediation conferences will be performed by remote means. The Sherriff may resume evictions on June 1, 2020, subject to the Cares Act Requirements that the landlord shall affirmatively state in the complaint or in a supporting affidavit that the dwelling unit of which the plaintiff seeks possession is NOT a “covered dwelling” within the meaning of Section 4024(a) (1) of the CARES Act or Section 4024(a) (2) of the CARES Act. This requirement shall remain in effect until August 24, 2020 or further order of the court. Court dates are published on the court’s website.

Fourth Judicial Circuit (Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties). Per SIXTH AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-4 all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations. Effective at least until June 30, 2020, all jury trials currently scheduled in 2020 are continued to a date after January 1, 2021. All other civil matters are continued to a different date to be determined by the court. All evictions are stayed until the expiration of the Order. The Circuit Clerk will provide notice to all litigants of their court dates.

Sixth Judicial Circuit (Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt Counties). Per Administrative Order 20-07, all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations. 

Ninth Judicial Circuit (Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren Counties): Per Administrative Order 20-03 all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations with the judges authorized to set schedules. 

Tenth Judicial Circuit (Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-13, all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 with courtrooms open on a limited basis and subject to various restrictions and limitations. Remote hearings are still expected to be conducted with increased frequency via phone and video conference. Court dates are published on the court’s website.

Eleventh Judicial Circuit (Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-19 all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 for in person or remote hearings subject to various restrictions and limitations. Court dates are published on the court’s website.

Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Will County):  Per Administrative Order 2020-23, all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations. Court dates will be published on the court’s website. 

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (LaSalle, Bureau and Grundy County). Per Administrative Order 20-34, court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 subject to individual judge’s restrictions and limitations.

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties): Per Press Release dated May 27, 2020 all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to the presiding judge’s restrictions and limitations.

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Carroll, Jo Davies, Lee, Ogle and Stephenson Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-16, all courthouses in the Circuit shall reopen effective June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (Kane County). Per General Order 20-22 court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 via remote hearings to the greatest extent possible and subject to detailed instructions, restrictions and limitations.  

 Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Boone and Winnebago Counties) Per Administrative Order 2020-21, court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations and with an increased reliance on virtual proceedings.

Twentieth Judicial Circuit (St. Clair County) Per Administrative Order 20-14, court proceedings in civil matters shall commence on June 1, 2020 by remote hearing. Hearings on eviction matters will resume July 6, 2020. 

Twenty-First Judicial Circuit (Kankakee and Iroquois Counties) Per Administrative Order 2020-19, county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.  

Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit (McHenry County). Per Reestablishment Plan dated May 21, 2020, county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.

Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (DeKalb and Kendall Counties). Per General Order 20-18, the presiding judges in each county are authorized to prepare schedules to resume court operations on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.

Greene County. Per Administrative Order county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.  All foreclosure and eviction matters are continued through June 30, 2020.  

Jersey County. Per Administrative Order 2020-50, county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 and courts will resume holding status hearings, motion hearings, and bench trials in additional cases and court proceedings subject to various restrictions and limitations. All foreclosure and eviction matters are “continued or otherwise postponed”.  

Macoupin County. Per Administrative Order 2020-08, county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 and courts will resume holding status hearings, motion hearings, and bench trials in additional cases and court proceedings, including foreclosure cases subject to various restrictions and limitations. Evictions are stayed pending the expiration of the governor’s moratorium on evictions. 

Morgan County. Per Administrative Order 20-CA-7 courts will resume hearing all matters on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.  

Sangamon County. Per Administrative Order 2020-09, county court proceedings shall commence on June 1, 2020 and courts will resume holding status hearings, motion hearings, and bench trials in additional cases and court proceedings subject to various restrictions and limitations. All foreclosure and eviction matters are “continued or otherwise postponed”.  

Scott County. Per Administrative Order 5-27-20 courts will resume hearing all matters on June 1, 2020 subject to various restrictions and limitations.

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Posted: 05/21/20

Per Supreme  Court Rule M.R. 30370: Because the CARES Act, section 4024(c), requires that landlords to serve a 30-day notice of termination of tenancy to the tenant after the expiration of the 120 day period on July 25, 2020 means evictions cannot be filed until August 24, 2020 at the earliest, effective immediately, in any eviction action involving a residential premises brought pursuant to the Eviction Act the plaintiff must affirmatively state in the complaint or in a supporting affidavit whether the dwelling unit of which the plaintiff seeks possession is a “covered dwelling” within the meaning of Section 4024(a)(1) of the CARES Act or Section 4024(a) (2) of the CARES Act.

For any eviction action involving a residential premises brought pursuant to the Eviction Act (735 ILCS 5/9) after March 27, 2020 and before this Order took effect, the plaintiff must amend the complaint or supplement it with a supporting affidavit stating whether the dwelling unit of which the plaintiff seeks possession is a “covered dwelling” within the meaning of Section 4024(a)(1) of the CARES Act or Section 4024(a)(2) of the CARES Act. 

If an eviction is improperly brought involving a “covered dwelling” and the eviction complaint alleges that the basis for termination is nonpayment of rent, the complaint shall be dismissed and the judge shall order the record sealed.

(McHenry County) Per Administrative Order 2020-11, subject to strict guidelines, the courthouse will be open and the court will begin hearing civil matters effective June 1, 2020. The Judges of the Civil Division will be calling cases at 8:45 a.m. at 9:45 a.m. and at or after 10:45 a.m., Monday through Friday.

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Posted: 05/20/20

Effective June 1, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court will allow each circuit to return to hearing court matters, whether in person or remotely, according to a schedule to be adopted for each county by the chief judge in each circuit. The Court has issued guidelines that each judicial districts should observe upon reopening.

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Posted: 05/18/20

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit (Lake County). Per Administrative Order 2020-30 all scheduled
motions and trials in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit scheduled prior to June 1, 2020 are continued and will be rescheduled by the assigned judge. All case management conferences will not be conducted in court and, unless the parties agree to a new date, they will be rescheduled by the assigned judge. Parties
who desire a pretrial settlement conference can schedule it via Zoom.

Effective June 1, 2020, all civil proceedings will be held remotely via Zoom.

In any mortgage foreclosure case where the plaintiff seeks a default judgment or order approving the sale the plaintiff must provide the defendant with Zoom notification in English and Spanish and prove to the court that notice has been provided. 

 
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Posted: 04/23/20

Per the Governor’s April 1, 2020 Order, the execution of all eviction orders is suspended through April 30, 2020. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced today, April 23, 2020 that he will extend Illinois’ stay-home order for another 30 days to May 30th.

  • Cook County (Chicago):  All civil matters scheduled through May 15, 2020 will be automatically continued for 30 days (unless the 30th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  There is a moratorium on final judgments and executions of judgments in mortgage foreclosures.  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through May 15, 2020.  Eviction Orders expiring prior to May 18, 2020 are automatically extended 60 days from the original expiration date.
  • DuPage County:  Per Administrative Order 20-17 foreclosure and eviction matters through May 18, 2020 will be rescheduled 30-60 days from the currently scheduled date by the Clerk of the Court and can be viewed at eaccess.18thjudicial.org.
  • Will County:  All civil matters scheduled through April 30, 2020 will be continued.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.
  • Lake County:  Per Administrative Order 2020-23 all matters in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit scheduled prior to May 18, 2020 are continued and rescheduled to a date after May 15, 2020. All foreclosure sales and the execution of eviction orders relating to residential real estate are suspended until further order of the court.
  • Kane County: Per General Order 20-17 and 20-18, all trials set on August 3, 2020, and every day thereafter, remain set for trial. All trials set between April 22, 2020 and July 31, 2020, are continued. The Circuit Clerk will reschedule all cases set for trial during this period for status and re-setting of trial. Evictions and Foreclosures are suspended until June 1, 2020.
  • Macoupin County: Per Local Administrative Order 2020-AO-004 all evictions and foreclosures are postponed. Hearings will resume after the Order expires on May 1, 2020.
  • Madison County:  Per Administrative Order 2020-M-11, all matters scheduled through May 22, 2020 are automatically continued.
  • McHenry County:  Per Administrative order 2020-08, all matters set for trial through May 15, 2020 are continued to a date set by the assigned judge. The Circuit Clerk will be mailing rescheduling notices for all cases scheduled during the month of May.
  • Will County: Per Administrative Order 2020-16 all civil matters are continued until May 15, 2020, except status hearings scheduled on the mortgage foreclosure call which are continued to a future status date. The parties will be notified of the new date by the Clerk’s office via e-mail or U.S. mail.
  • Winnebago County: Per Administrative Order 2020-18 all court dates currently set between April 20, 2020, and May 15, 2020 are canceled and continued to a date after June 1, 2020. This includes all dates currently scheduled for status, first return, argument, hearing, decision, bench trial or jury trial.
  • Rock Island County: Per Civil Administrative Order 20CA-40, the court will allow remote hearings by telephone or via the Zoom platform in the discretion of the assigned judge and where both litigants are represented by an attorney.
  • Second Judicial Circuit (Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties): Per Administrative Order 2020-10 all matters set for trial are continued until further order of the Supreme Court of Illinois.
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit (Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties): Per Third Amended Administrative Order No. 2020-04, effective until at least April 30, 2020, all jury trials are continued to a different date to be determined by the court. All evictions will cease until the expiration of the Order.
  • Fifth Judicial Circuit (Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, and Vermilion Counties): Per Administrative Order 2020-10 all matters set for jury trial are continued until further order.
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit (Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren Counties): Per Administrative Order 20-17 all matters set for trial are continued until further order of the Supreme Court of Illinois.
  • Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties): Per Administrative Order 20CA-39 all matters set for trial are continued until further order of the Supreme Court of Illinois, unless conducted via video conferencing at the discretion of the assigned judge.
  • City of Chicago Administrative Hearings:  All currently scheduled hearings are cancelled, except urgent matters.  Continuance orders with new dates will be mailed to Respondents.  Respondents previously found to be in default will be allowed to file a Motion to Set Aside Default via email.
  • Northern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled through May 1, 2020 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge to a date on or after May 6, 2020.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 49 days.  However, deadlines regarding appeals remain unchanged.
  • Central District of Illinois:  All civil hearings, including settlement conferences, through May 18, 2020 shall be conducted by video conferencing or telephone. 
  • Southern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled through May 3, 2020 are continued pending further order of court.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 30 days

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Posted: 04/03/20

Per the Governor’s April 1, 2020 Order, the execution of all eviction orders is suspended through April 30, 2020. 

Cook County (Chicago):  All civil matters scheduled through May 15, 2020 will be automatically continued for 30 days (unless the 30th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  There is a moratorium on final judgments and executions of judgments in mortgage foreclosures.  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through May 15, 2020.  Eviction Orders expiring prior to May 18, 2020 are automatically extended 60 days from the original expiration date.

 DuPage County:  All civil matters scheduled through April 17, 2020 will be continued.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.

Will County:  All civil matters scheduled through April 30, 2020 will be continued.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.

Lake County:  All civil matters scheduled through April 17, 2020 will be automatically continued for 28 days (unless the 28th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders and all foreclosure sales relating to residential real estate until further order of court.

Kane County:  All civil matters scheduled through April 17, 2020 will be automatically continued for 35 days (unless the 35th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day). 

Madison County:  All foreclosure matters scheduled through April 20, 2020 are automatically continued.

McHenry County:  Parties should confer to set and re-set all matters past April and should email proposed orders to proposedorders@22ndcircuit.illinoiscourts.gov.

City of Chicago Administrative Hearings:  All currently scheduled hearings are cancelled, except urgent matters.  Continuance orders with new dates will be mailed to Respondents.  Respondents previously found to be in default will be allowed to file a Motion to Set Aside Default via email.

 Northern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled through May 1, 2020 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge to a date on or after May 6, 2020.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 49 days.  However, deadlines regarding appeals remain unchanged.

 Central District of Illinois:  All civil hearings, including settlement conferences, through May 18, 2020 shall be conducted by video conferencing or telephone.

 Southern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled through May 3, 2020 are continued pending further order of court.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 30 days. 

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Posted: 03/25/20

Cook County (Chicago):  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/15/20 will be automatically continued for 30 days (unless the 30thday falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through 4/15/20.

DuPage County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be continued for 30-60 days.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.

Will County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/18/20 through 4/30/20 will be continued.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.

Lake County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be automatically continued for 28 days (unless the 28th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders and all foreclosure sales relating to residential real estate effective 3/17/20 and until further Order of Court.

Kane County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be automatically continued for 35 days (unless the 35th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through 4/19/20.

Northern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/3/20 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge on or after 4/6/20.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 21 days.  However, deadlines regarding appeals remain unchanged.

Southern District of Illinois:  Effective 3/16/20, all civil matters are continued pending further Order of Court.


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