Mary Hansen and Bill Wheelhouse report:
Governor J.B. Pritzker says he is considering extending a moratorium on evictions beyond the end of July. During a stop in Rockford, Thursday (July 16), Pritzker was asked if he planned to renew the order when it expires at the end of the month.
As part of his emergency orders surrounding COVID-19, the governor had halted evictions for unpaid rent and mortgages in Illinois. With that set to expire in two weeks, the governor said he is focused on the issue.
“And so it’s vitally important that we continue to support renters and people who own their homes that are unable to pay their mortgages,” he said.
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