Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months.
Tag: Eviction court
Corporate culture at Chicago’s top evictor is ‘an absolute caste system’
Current and former employees of Pangea describe racism, segregation, and a “toxic” workplace.
That lockout you witnessed? It didn’t happen.
Ex-cops attempted to throw out a Rogers Park tenant at gunpoint. The police report tells a different story.
Pangea still reigns
As the mayor spotlights the city’s eviction problems, 2019 court data shows little is changing.
For the first time in 16 years, Chicago eviction court is on tape
It took almost five months to get recording equipment working in eviction court. Will it make a difference for landlords and tenants?
LLCs affiliated with Pangea, Chicago’s most frequent filer of eviction cases
Real estate developer Pangea owns hundreds of shell companies that insulate the company from litigation. Here’s a list of the ones we’ve identified.
Pangea has taken thousands to eviction court. The story of an apartment empire
The company has claimed credit for reviving south and west side communities, even as it’s filed more than 9,000 eviction cases since 2009.
Failed eviction attempts wouldn’t haunt tenants under proposed state law
Report finds 40 percent of Cook County eviction filings don’t end in a judgment against the tenant, yet can still lead to difficulty finding new housing.
New data reveals impact of being lawyerless in Chicago eviction court
While having a lawyer improved prospects for tenants, data suggests landlords do better without them.
In the face of rising evictions, legislators continue push for repeal of Illinois’s ban on rent control
Despite growing interest in rent regulation, Pilsen residents facing displacement remain skeptical of lawmakers.
South Shore is Chicago’s eviction capital
The south-side neighborhood sees more evictions than any other part of the city—or Cook County, for that matter.
Landlords are almost twice as likely to prevail in Cook County eviction court
Court data shows that landlords won more than 60 percent of eviction cases over the past two years.
Eviction filings in Chicago appear to be on the decline
But this doesn’t mean low-income renters are better off.
Attorneys: Cook County eviction court proceedings are ‘black box’
The odds of winning in eviction court are stacked against tenants; a lack of transparency is part of the problem.
On the northwest side, eviction and gentrification go hand in hand
The prevalence of verbal landlord-tenant agreements leaves low-income immigrant households vulnerable.