2021 Illinois Legal Updates and Case Law Summaries

Additionally, the amendment creates 310 ILCS 65/18, which creates new rules of pets in affordable housing projects.

Effective Date: 1/1/2022

SB255 – Amendment to the Mortgage Foreclosure Article – Public Act 102-0086

Amends the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that the order confirming the sale of property may approve the mortgagee's fees and costs (i) arising between the entry of the judgment of foreclosure and the confirmation hearing, and (ii) incurred on or after the date of execution of an affidavit under subsection (a) of Section 15-1506 and prior to the judgment but not included in the judgment, those costs and fees to be allowable to the same extent as provided in the note and mortgage and in Section 15-1504. Effective immediately.

Effective Date: 7/9/2021

SB508 – Amendment to the Property Tax Code – Public Act 102-0519

Amends the property tax code. Illinois Legislative summary provides,

“ Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with changes. Removes language from the engrossed bill providing that the adjustment shall be made by a supplemental levy. Further amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in Cook County, an application for judgment and order of sale for the 2018 annual tax sale that would normally be held in calendar year 2020 may not be filed later than October 1, 2021. Provides that no subsequent annual tax sale may begin earlier than 180 days after the last day of the prior delayed tax sale, and no scavenger tax sale may begin earlier than 90 days after the last day of the prior delayed tax sale. Provides that there may be more than 2 consecutive years without a scavenger sales if a tax sale has been delayed as a result of a statewide COVID-19 public health emergency. Provides that, in a county with 275,000 or more inhabitants, for any annual tax sale conducted on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the county collector shall adopt a single bidder rule sufficient to prohibit a tax purchaser from registering more than one related bidding entity at a tax sale. Provides that a county with less than 275,000 inhabitants may adopt a single bidder rule. Provides that, for levy year 2022, the aggregate extension base of a home equity assurance program that levied at least $1,000,000 in property taxes in levy year 2019 or 2020 under the Home Equity Assurance Act shall be the amount that the program's aggregate extension base for levy year 2021 would have been if the program had levied a property tax for levy year 2021. Provides that the county collector may employ an electronic automated bidding system for conducting scavenger tax sales. Amends the Home Equity Assurance Act. Provides that the governing commission of a home equity assurance program that levied at least $1,000,000 in property taxes in levy year 2019 or 2020 may not levy any property tax in levy year 2021. Effective immediately. ”

Effective Date: 8/20/2021

SB636 – Amendment to Section 18 of the Condominium Property Act – Public Act 102-0162

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