At the March meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, a summary document for the Cook County Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (RTLO) was approved. While the anti-lockout provision went into effect immediately upon the Ordinance's passage in January, the remainder of the RTLO is effective June 1, 2021.
To ensure that renters are aware of their rights under this new legislation, a plain-language summary of the Ordinance was crafted and can be found in a downloadable format below.
The RTLO directs that a summary be shared with renters each time a new lease is initiated. Additionally, the Cook County Department of Human Rights and Ethics will publish the RTLO summary in multiple languages on their website.