Cook County Sheriff plans to halt foreclosure evictions — again

From the Chicago Tribune:

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he won’t carry out evictions by banks who have admitted “questionable” foreclosure practices until they can provide “complete assurance that the foreclosure was done properly and legally.” …

Dart did the same two years ago after finding out many of the people his deputies were forcing from their homes had paid their rent faithfully and didn’t know their landlords were having financial problems.

He allowed them to start again when procedures were put into place to protect renters.

This time, Dart’s concerns stem from an admission by some of the nation’s leading lenders that some of their employees had verified the foreclosures were justified without even reading the foreclosure documents.