Chicago’s Sheriff Won’t Evict in Foreclosures

By Jonathan Adams Oct 09, 2008

Since the federal government’s plan to rescue the country seems to ignore homeowners, at least one man, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, has decided he will start policing with his own kind of justice. Dart says that he will not evict another person from a foreclosed home because many of those being kicked out are renters who have not been properly notified.

The sheriff here said Wednesday that he’s ordering his deputies to stop evicting people from foreclosed properties because many people his office has helped throw out on the street are renters who did nothing wrong. Dart said that from now on, banks will have to present his office with a court affidavit that proves the home’s occupant is either the owner or has been properly notified of the foreclosure proceedings [Associated Press].