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Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5

People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Demands Halt To Illegal Eviction Notices

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and neighborhood groups teamed up Wednesday to fight against companies they claim are trying to deceive renters and even board up the foreclosed buildings where they still legally live.


File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Foreclosed Homeowners Demand Moratorium On Evictions

Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2012

Occupy Chicago demonstrators march downtown to draw attention to the foreclosure crisis. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Protesters March In Loop, Demand Freeze On Foreclosures

With just four days to go before the NATO Summit, protesters have already been making their presence known for three days.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Housing Activists Go Door-To-Door To Halt Evictions

Housing activists are knocking on doors over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in an attempt to keep homeowners in foreclosure from being evicted.


Sheffield House Hotel in the Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Sheffield House Hotel Residents Told To Move Out In One Day

Imagine being told you have one day to pack up and move out. That was the message for dozens of people living at the Sheffield House Hotel in Lakeview.

CBS 2–07/29/2011

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Evictions Back On In Cook County

Evictions of Cook County homeowners whose mortgages have been foreclosed could resume next week after a legal opinion ended Sheriff Tom Dart’s five-week moratorium.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Dart’s Office To Resume Foreclosure Evictions

Cook County Sheriff Tom dart has ended a month-long moratorium on foreclosure evictions, even though a probe by his office revealed “a pattern of irregularities that may rise to criminal conduct.”

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

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Group Demands Moratorium On Evictions

The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign delivered a 5 day notice to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart demanding he impose a moratorium on all financially motivated evictions.

WBBM Newsradio–10/14/2010