Article Title

Chicago's Eviction Court: A Tenant's Court of No Resort

Publication Title

Urban Law Annual


This Article will discuss and analyze the treatment of contested cases in the eviction courtrooms of Chicago. The Introduction will discuss the eviction process, the characteristics of the eviction courts, and recent developments in Illinois landlord-tenant law expanding tenants' rights. Part II of the Article will discuss the data and observations of the study. Part III will discuss the conclusions of Judgment Landlord. Part IV will discuss the recommendations of the study and update the response by the court and the local bar, including developments in implementing the reforms recommended therein. The data sample and methodology of the study are set forth in the Appendix to the Article.