Illinois Eviction Process

To evict a tenant in Illinois, landlords must first give a notice to quit, which includes the reason for eviction and the time the tenant has to address the issue. If the tenant does not comply, the landlord files an eviction complaint, and after a court hearing and judgment, the sheriff can enforce the eviction.
The eviction process usually takes two to five months, depending on the reason for eviction, how the tenant responds, and the court schedule.