Eviction in Cold Weather

In this guide, we take the mystery out of evicting a Tenant during cold weather.

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Many Tenants assume they cannot be evicted in winter months due to freezing temperatures.  This is a myth (exception for Chicago, of course).  There are no winter (or other weather) eviction restrictions in Illinois.  

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What about kids?  There are no eviction restrictions based on family status.  

Can the utilities be cut off.  Tenants may have a defense against utility companies to keep the lights on, but this doesn't impact your ability to evict.  Note, make sure you aren't violating the Rental Property Utility Service Act if you're responsible for any of the utilities.


Rental Property Utility Service Act - 765 ILCS 735/ et seq.

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