Eviction Filings Off To Slow Start In Tri-County Area
Illinois landlords are once again able to file eviction notices, but new filings are off to a slow start in the Tri-County area.
As of Tuesday morning, the Peoria County Clerk's office had received one new filing, while Tazewell County's clerk received two, according to data provided to WCBU. No new evictions were filed in Woodford County.
Enacted amid the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker's eviction moratorium protected tenants from eviction for a year and a half.
Based on the number of people enrolled in Ameren's utility disconnect avoidance program, local experts estimate as many as 3,000 local residents could face eviction.
The Illinois Supreme Court announced a so-called triage period that will limit the number of eviction cases which can be immediately acted upon.
While the first eviction notices against people now covered by the moratorium can be filed, the earliest an eviction can take place is Sept. 1.
WCBU will continue monitoring local filing data.