Recent Supreme Court Decision Reducing Foreclosure Costs

The Illinois Supreme Court recently found a provision of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure requiring plaintiffs to pay additional filing fees in residential foreclosure actions to be unconstitutional. The implications of this ruling are significant, as it means that the costs to file new foreclosures in Illinois will be reduced by as much as $550 per filing.


Illinois Court Rules Chicago Post-Foreclosure Eviction Protection Ordinance Unconstitutional

REO DEPARTMENTS and other industry participants preparing for the resumption of residential foreclosure sales in Illinois may have one less compliance headache to deal with after an Illinois appellate court ruled that a controversial Chicago ordinance—Chicago's Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Properties ordinance, commonly known as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance ("KCRO") —is unconstitutional.


Illinois Supreme Court Amendments to Order M.R. 30370

On July 15 and 29, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court amended Order M.R. 30370 concerning residential evictions in anticipation of the surge in filings that was expected when the Governor's eviction moratorium expired on August 1, 2021. These amendments provide for a one-month triage period in which the judiciary will focus on referring newly filed eviction cases to programs designed to help avoid eviction and directing landlords and tenants to State and local resources that may be of assistance to them. Cook County has already been doing this with the implementation of the Early Resolution Program, and we anticipate that other counties will follow suit with similar programs.