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Public Act 096-1131





Public Act 096-1131
SB3782 EnrolledLRB096 20335 AJO 35967 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by adding
Section 9-121 as follows:
    (735 ILCS 5/9-121 new)
    Sec. 9-121. Sealing of court file.
    (a) Definition. As used in this Section, "court file" means
the court file created when a forcible entry and detainer
action is filed with the court.
    (b) Discretionary sealing of court file. The court may
order that a court file in a forcible entry and detainer action
be placed under seal if the court finds that the plaintiff's
action is sufficiently without a basis in fact or law, which
may include a lack of jurisdiction, that placing the court file
under seal is clearly in the interests of justice, and that
those interests are not outweighed by the public's interest in
knowing about the record.
    (c) Mandatory sealing of court file. The court file
relating to a forcible entry and detainer action brought
against a tenant who would have lawful possession of the
premises but for the foreclosure on the property shall be
sealed pursuant to Section 15-1701.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/20/2010