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Sheriff Dart May Resume Evictions Soon

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 15, 2008 5:10PM

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is closer to resuming evictions of rent-paying tenants living in foreclosed properties now that judges are using a new court document. The new document specifically outlines how long the tenant has until he/she has to leave the property - the shortest of 120 days or the remainder of the lease. Dart spokesman Steve Patterson said:

We applaud Judge Kinnaird for taking this step and believe it brings us much closer to a resolution. We're continuing to meet with the judge and state's attorneys, addressing logistical changes that will have to take place before the plan can be finalized. But we're confident things are moving in that direction.