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Peoria County Eviction Courthouse Project Will Start May 14, 2013

May 8, 2013 (updated on May 8, 2013)

Free Legal Services for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. will be available outside of Courtrooms 213 and 214 on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to provide free legal services to qualified, low income tenants facing eviction.  Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit legal aid organization, and its services are free.

If you are interested in receiving free legal services:

  • Check-in with Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. outside of Courtrooms 213 and 214 no later than 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of your first eviction hearing.
  • Bring your lease, your notice(s) of eviction, and proof of income.
  • To pre-screen for eligibility, call Prairie State’s office at 309/674-9831.  The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except over the noon hour.  Please inform the secretary that you have an eviction hearing and that you plan to participate in the Eviction Courthouse Project.

These free legal services are available on a first come, first served basis.  These services are available if you meet low income and other eligibility requirements.  There is no guarantee that free legal services will be provided to all eligible persons.

The Peoria County Eviction Courthouse Project was created in collaboration with the Tenth Judicial Circuit, the Peoria County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), and Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

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