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Originally posted by 38181
It's all fine and dandy, and I agree with the sheriff decisions, but what happens when they declare Martial Law?
CHICAGO (CBS) ― Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday morning that he plans to suspend mortgage foreclosure evictions conducted by his officers, so that renters living in foreclosed buildings are protected.
As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, the temporary action has been taken in the wake of the national foreclosure crisis. But the action was taken not out of pity for those who have defaulted on their mortgages, but to protect those who are evicted from their rented houses or apartments because their landlords have foreclosed.
In many instances, tenants can find themselves living in foreclosed properties and not even knowing it until they are evicted despite being current with the rent.