* CBS 2…
Gov. JB Pritzker says he will extend the statewide moratorium on evictions for another 30 days. The moratorium was set to expire on Saturday.
However, Pritzker said he’s also looking at how the state might adjust that moratorium, depending on how much federal aid the state might get from the COVID-19 relief legislation currently being debated in Congress.
The governor first issued a moratorium on evictions on March 20, 2020, and has issued 30-day extensions multiple times since.
In November, Pritzker modified the moratorium to provide new protections for landlords who have complained that some tenants who can afford their rent have been refusing to pay.
* What Pritzker said…
I’m looking very hard at the assistance that will come from the federal government for renters and homeowners that’s in the package that’s being considered by the federal government. And I think that we ought to be considering how to adjust our moratorium on evictions according to the amount of money that is allocated to the state of Illinois for renters and homeowners.