Removing an Illinois eviction case from my record.
You might be able to get the judge to seal the record. This means the circuit clerk won’t let anyone see or know about the eviction case.
How do I seal the record of my eviction?
Some, but not all courts automatically seal foreclosure-related evictions. If not, you will need to file a motion. This is called a Motion to Seal Court Records. You can use this Seal Record of Eviction in Case of Landlord Foreclosure program to help you fill out this motion.
If you want to seal your eviction file, but you were not evicted because of a foreclosure, you will need to use our general motion process to fill out your motion
When do I have to file the motion to seal the record of my eviction?
Generally, the Motion to Seal Court Records should be filed within 30 days of going to court. However, the judge most likely will seal an eviction on your record up to 2 years after your court date.
When shouldn’t I seal the record of my eviction?
If your landlord went through foreclosure, and you owe money for rent to the new owner who evicted you, you may not want to get your record sealed. If you seal your record, you will have to contact the new landlord and he may try to collect rent from you. But, you do not need to pay rent if the new landlord did not send you written notice. The written notice must explain that they are the new landlord and how to contact them.