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Eviction Court, Part IV: “You tell ‘em, King Judge!”

Read “Eviction Court, Part III: She’ll tell you they’re selling drugs in her apartment, Your Honor!” I entered another courtroom where I watched one judge read the Riot Act to a tenant’s attorney for how a case was handled. By law, the lawyer had thirty days after a previous court appearance to file a motion... Read more »

Eviction Court, Part III: “She’ll tell you they’re selling drugs in her apartment, Your Honor!”

Eviction Court, Part III: “She’ll tell you they’re selling drugs in her apartment, Your Honor!”
  Read “Eviction Court, Part II: Tiny Kingdoms” One of the first trials I observed involved a frustrated landlord who was trying to get rid of a tenant for being a general pain in the wah-wah.  The problem was not so much over delinquent rent as constant arguments about a variety of issues.   The... Read more »

Eviction Court, Part II: Tiny Kingdoms

Eviction Court, Part II: Tiny Kingdoms
Read “Eviction Court, Part I: Slaying the Dragon”  On the scheduled day, I was the only landlord to show for our agreed eviction court field trip.  My associates all said something came up.  I suspect they got cold feet at the last minute.   I entered the first courtroom and quietly sat on one of the... Read more »
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Eviction Court, Part I: Slaying the Dragon

Eviction Court, Part I: Slaying the Dragon
  There’s one word in the English language that most Chicago landlords fear above all others. It’s a word that makes us break out in a cold sweat. A word that stalks our dreams and haunts our waking hours. A word that chills the blood flowing through our veins and makes the hairs on the... Read more »