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COVID-19; extension of garnishment moratorium in Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has again extended Executive Order 2020-25, which includes limits on garnishments and wage deductions. It is now in effect until Sept. 19, 2020.

The extension is part of a new order that continues or reissues several existing regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The garnishment and wage deduction order, which originally took effect April 14 and was extended into July, “suspends sections in the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure that permit the service of a garnishment summons, wage deduction summons, or a citation to discover assets on a consumer debtor or consumer garnishee. It shall not be construed to apply to domestic support obligations or relieving a debtor of any liability.”