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Eviction, Foreclosure Filings Rise In McLean County After Moratorium Ends

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Nearly a dozen eviction and foreclosure notices were filed in McLean County Circuit Court in the first week after an eviction moratorium expired.

The McLean County circuit clerk's office received nearly a dozen eviction and foreclosure filings in the first week after a state moratorium expired on Sunday.

Circuit Clerk Don Everhart said eight evictions and three foreclosures were filed as of Friday afternoon.

The state won't allow evictions until September for residents who meet income requirements. The Biden administration issued a new national eviction moratorium after the original freeze expired.

The moratorium continues through Oct. 3 for areas that have significant coronavirus spread, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. That includes McLean County that now is classified as an area of high transmission.

The 11th Judicial Circuit has set up an eviction diversion program to help renters and homeowners get financial help and stay in their home.

The court records are sealed, so there's no information available about each case.

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