The Chicago eviction process has been modified due to recent ordinances passed by the City Council.
The recently passed “Chicago Eviction Protection Ordinance” requires that every five day notice include a statement advising the tenant that they have the right to submit a “Tenant Notice of COVID19 Impact.”
Receipt of such a notice by the landlord then triggers a seven day “negotiation period.” Section 3(a) of the ordinance also directs the Department of Housing to “post on its website an example of the form that such written statement may take.” Section 5 states that the Department of Housing is “authorized to promulgate rules . . . and to develop standards, procedures and forms . . . necessary or appropriate to assist in educational outreach and interpretation of this ordinance.”
To date, the Department of Housing has not done so.