Eviction Court Name Change Legislation

February 22, 2017

The CBA and CBF are working with Representative Elgie Sims to spearhead legislation in Springfield (HB 3359) that simplifies the law governing evictions in Illinois by changing the confusing and archaic title of the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act and making other corresponding changes in the Act. By changing the name of the Act to the Eviction Act, and changing the similarly confusing name of the order used for evictions from order of possession to eviction order, the eviction process will more user-friendly and understandable for tenants and landlords alike.

You can read more in our fact sheet, and we will let you know when your supportive voice will be most helpful in the coming months.