Illinois

Madison County Circuit Court has allowed landlords to file hundreds of eviction cases despite an order from the governor banning filings during the coronavirus pandemic. In late April, Illinois Gov...
As the Circuit Court of Cook County stares down an influx of eviction, foreclosure and other debt collection cases, the local legal community is using the calm before the storm to help Chicago...
Legal Aid Chicago said Tuesday it's suing the court clerk, saying her office isn’t meeting its legal duty to provide orders of protection to domestic violence victims immediately after they’re...
With Congress deadlocked on a new coronavirus relief package, a moratorium on evictions in federally backed housing expired last week. The moratorium covered more than twelve million households or...
The pandemic has changed the legal needs of the community. DLA Piper’s Anne Geraghty Helms speaks with Katherine W. Shank, deputy director of Legal Aid Chicago, on how the organization is helping...
As of June 1, 2020, each of the 24 Illinois Circuit Courts is issuing its orders regarding procedures for reopening courtrooms. In New York state courts began the pandemic closed, except for...
McLean County residents struggling financially because of COVID-19 could need up to $2.7 million in housing assistance in just the next three months—and a new community coalition says it’s got a plan...
Pro bono and legal aid organizations around the country face a perfect storm: The need for their services is skyrocketing at the same time that law firms, a critical funding source for much of pro...
Accusing Illinois state officials of disregarding the rights of families during the coronavirus pandemic, a top public defender has taken the extraordinary step of fighting for a temporary...
TLC Property Management has filed multiple evictions against Hyde Park residents for not paying their rent in April. Since Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an eviction moratorium on March 20,...

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