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 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.
Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.
With just four days to go before the NATO Summit, protesters have already been making their presence known for three days.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.