WatchIllinois - Watch Illinois

Illinois Forcible Detainers

Watching Forcible Detainers

WatchIllinois will search through thousands of Northern Illinois Forcible Detainer public records to find matching records for your Watches. If you are trying to find information on a person or a phone number that you know, WatchIllinois may be able to locate that information in Forcible Detainer public records.

What is a Forcible Detainer?

A forcible detainer is an eviction from a rental property. The process begins with the landlord or owner delivering the tenant with a 5-day written notice, demanding that the tenant vacate the property. If the tenant does not vacate the property, a complaint for a forcible detainer can be filed. At a court hearing, if it is found that the tenant should not have possession of the property, then the tenant is found guilty of a forcible entry and detainer. The tenant can then be evicted from the property, with the owner taking back possession of their property.

WatchIllinois will scan previously recorded Forcible Detainer public records, as well as new Forcible Detainer public records as they are added weekly.

What information can be found on Forcible Detainer public records?

Typical information that can be found on Forcible Detainer public records includes: Name, address, landlord, case date, and more. Forcible Detainer public records can be an excellent tool in helping locate people.

How far back does Watch Illinois Forcible Detainer public records go?

The list below represents which Illinois counties Watch Illinois will check to find Forcible Detainer public records, and also how far back the data goes.

  • Cook Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Dekalb Detainers - Since 4/18/2001
  • Dupage Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Kane Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Kendall Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Lake Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • McHenry Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Will Detainers - Since 4/18/2000
  • Winnebago Detainers - Since 4/18/2000

Understanding a Detainers Record:

  • Input Date: This is the date the record was typed into Record Information Services' database. Not to be confused with the date of transaction, or date of record.
  • Case Number: The number that references the case.
  • Case Date: The date the case was filed.
  • Case Type: I for Individual, B for Business
  • Landlord: The landlord that filed the detainer.
  • Race: This is subjective in nature - does not appear on the actual record.

Get Started in 4 Easy Steps

  • Step One: Create an Account
  • Step Two: Create your Watch  
  • Step Three: View results instantly
  • Step Four: Receive ongoing weekly updates if new public records are filed

What is WatchIllinois?

WatchIllinois is a unique online tool which automatically alerts you when a change occurs in the public record of a person, property, or business of your choosing. Simply sign up for the criteria you want to "watch" , and we'll e-mail you weekly, letting you know if new public records are filed in the Illinois court system, based on your criteria.


About Us

WatchIllinois is a subsidiary of Record Information Services, Inc. , a 21-year old public record data compiler in the far west suburbs of Chicago, IL. WatchIllinois was created to satisfy the demand for an automated public record alerting system, that would save people time, money, and the effort that is required to track down and locate people, properties, businesses, and more in Northern Illinois. » Read More