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Following are some pertinent parts of the eviction process for Illinois found here: http://www.law.siu.edu/selfhelp/info...%20in%20IL.pdf
THE EVICTION PROCESS
STEP 1: SEND YOUR NOTICE TO EVICT TO THE TENANT:
Before you can start the process of eviction, you must send a notice to the tenant of your
intention to evict them. ... You can send the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt requested or you can leave it with the tenant or with someone who lives with the tenant who
is at least 13 years old. If the tenant has moved from the premises, you can post the notice on
STEP 2: WAIT UNTIL NOTICE PERIOD EXPIRES
Depending on which notice you used, you will either have to wait 5, 10, or 30 days
before you can proceed with filing your eviction complaint.
STEP 6: FILE THE COMPLAINT:
Take the Complaint form to the Circuit Clerk and tell him/her that you wish to file your
STEP 7: SEND A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT TO THE TENANT
Using the sheriff, you will need to "serve" the tenant with your complaint. If the tenant
lives in Illinois, you should use Packet #1 of the Court series. If the tenant does not live in the State of Illinois, you should use the how to serve
someone outside the State of Illinois packet and supplement.
If you do not know where the tenant lives, you can serve by publication which is
(discussed in a separate packet), but any claims for money (e.g., like past due rent or
damages) will be postponed until the tenant is served in person. You still, however, can
get possession of the premises through publication.
As you can see there are some very specific processes for informing you of an intent to evict. Did you receive any notice of intention to evict? You already said you did not receive any summons for the hearing.