Eviction

It is recommended that you consult with an attorney for any legal matters. You can find a local attorney through the Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (847-244-3143). If you cannot afford an attorney, contact Prairie State Legal Services (847-662-6925) to see if you are eligible for free legal aid.

 I  Instructional Handbooks 


A. For Landlords 

  1. Evicting a Tenant: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/evicting-tenant-0
  2. Eviction Timeline: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/eviction-case-timeline
  3. Community Partners for Affordable Housing:   https://cpahousing.org/covid-19-mortgage-forbearance-information-for-homeowners/
  4. Common Defenses: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/common-eviction-defenses
  5. Help preparing a motion: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/motion

B. For Tenants

  1. Understanding Eviction: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/understanding-eviction-tenant 
  2. Eviction Timeline: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/eviction-case-timeline
  3. Renter's Handbook: Renters Handbook 2021 1.8.21.pdf (pslegal.org)
  4. Community Partners for Affordable Housing: https://cpahousing.org/covid-19-information-for-renters/
  5. Common Defenses: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/common-eviction-defenses
  6. Help preparing a motion: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/motion

​II Resources 


A. For Landlords 

 
  1. Prairie State Resources: https://www.pslegal.org/psls-resources.asp
  2. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
  3. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
  4. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants)https://atjil.org/
  5. Lake County COVID Housing Relief Program: Direct your tenant to dial 211 to see if they are eligible for rental assistance (http://www.lakecountyil.gov/4476/Lake-County-COVID-Housing-Relief-Progam
  6. Illinois Housing Development Authority: http://www.ihda.org

B

. For Tenants

  1. Prairie State Resources: https://www.pslegal.org/psls-resources.asp
  2. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
  3. Prairie State Legal Help: https://www.pslegal.org/psls-apply-online.asp
  4. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
  5. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants)https://atjil.org/
  6. Lake County COVID Housing Relief Program: Dial 211 to see if you are eligible for rental assistance (http://www.lakecountyil.gov/4476/Lake-County-COVID-Housing-Relief-Progam
  7. Illinois Housing Development Authority: http://www.ihda.org
  8. Help For Illinois Families: Click here to learn about relief for households across the state
  9. Illinois Department of Human Services: COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants and Refugees 

III  Forms


All forms can be found on the Circuit Clerk's Website under the Eviction section* 

*Including the new Tenant Declaration Form pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order 20-72.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Executive Order can be found here

The Illinois Supreme Court has an Eviction Forms Suite with statewide forms and instructional documents.