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Public Act 096-1245





Public Act 096-1245
HB5735 EnrolledLRB096 17949 AJO 33317 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 15-1508 as follows:
    (735 ILCS 5/15-1508)  (from Ch. 110, par. 15-1508)
    Sec. 15-1508. Report of Sale and Confirmation of Sale.
    (a) Report. The person conducting the sale shall promptly
make a report to the court, which report shall include a copy
of all receipts and, if any, certificate of sale.
    (b) Hearing. Upon motion and notice in accordance with
court rules applicable to motions generally, which motion shall
not be made prior to sale, the court shall conduct a hearing to
confirm the sale. Unless the court finds that (i) a notice
required in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 15-1507
was not given, (ii) the terms of sale were unconscionable,
(iii) the sale was conducted fraudulently or (iv) that justice
was otherwise not done, the court shall then enter an order
confirming the sale. The confirmation order shall include a
name, address, and telephone number of the holder of the
certificate of sale or deed issued pursuant to that certificate
or, if no certificate or deed was issued, the purchaser, whom a
municipality or county may contact with concerns about the real
estate. The confirmation order may also:
        (1) approve the mortgagee's fees and costs arising
    between the entry of the judgment of foreclosure and the
    confirmation hearing, those costs and fees to be allowable
    to the same extent as provided in the note and mortgage and
    in Section 15-1504;
        (2) provide for a personal judgment against any party
    for a deficiency; and
        (3) determine the priority of the judgments of parties
    who deferred proving the priority pursuant to subsection
    (h) of Section 15-1506, but the court shall not defer
    confirming the sale pending the determination of such
    (b-5) Notice with respect to residential real estate. With
respect to residential real estate, the notice required under
subsection (b) of this Section shall be sent to the mortgagor
even if the mortgagor has previously been held in default. In
the event the mortgagor has filed an appearance, the notice
shall be sent to the address indicated on the appearance. In
all other cases, the notice shall be sent to the mortgagor at
the common address of the foreclosed property. The notice shall
be sent by first class mail. Unless the right to possession has
been previously terminated by the court, the notice shall
include the following language in 12-point boldface
capitalized type:
    (b-10) Notice of confirmation order sent to municipality or
county. A copy of the confirmation order required under
subsection (b) shall be sent to the municipality in which the
foreclosed property is located, or to the county within the
boundary of which the foreclosed property is located if the
foreclosed property is located in an unincorporated territory.
A municipality or county must clearly publish on its website a
single address to which such notice shall be sent. If a
municipality or county does not maintain a website, then the
municipality or county must publicly post in its main office a
single address to which such notice shall be sent. In the event
that a municipality or county has not complied with the
publication requirement in this subsection (b-10), then such
notice to the municipality or county shall be provided pursuant
to Section 2-211 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (c) Failure to Give Notice. If any sale is held without
compliance with subsection (c) of Section 15-1507 of this
Article, any party entitled to the notice provided for in
paragraph (3) of that subsection (c) who was not so notified
may, by motion supported by affidavit made prior to
confirmation of such sale, ask the court which entered the
judgment to set aside the sale. Any such party shall guarantee
or secure by bond a bid equal to the successful bid at the
prior sale, unless the party seeking to set aside the sale is
the mortgagor, the real estate sold at the sale is residential
real estate, and the mortgagor occupies the residential real
estate at the time the motion is filed. In that event, no
guarantee or bond shall be required of the mortgagor. Any
subsequent sale is subject to the same notice requirement as
the original sale.
    (d) Validity of Sale. Except as provided in subsection (c)
of Section 15-1508, no sale under this Article shall be held
invalid or be set aside because of any defect in the notice
thereof or in the publication of the same, or in the
proceedings of the officer conducting the sale, except upon
good cause shown in a hearing pursuant to subsection (b) of
Section 15-1508. At any time after a sale has occurred, any
party entitled to notice under paragraph (3) of subsection (c)
of Section 15-1507 may recover from the mortgagee any damages
caused by the mortgagee's failure to comply with such paragraph
(3). Any party who recovers damages in a judicial proceeding
brought under this subsection may also recover from the
mortgagee the reasonable expenses of litigation, including
reasonable attorney's fees.
    (d-5) Making Home Affordable Program. The court that
entered the judgment shall set aside a sale held pursuant to
Section 15-1507, upon motion of the mortgagor at any time prior
to the confirmation of the sale, if the mortgagor proves by a
preponderance of the evidence that (i) the mortgagor has
applied for assistance under the Making Home Affordable Program
established by the United States Department of the Treasury
pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008,
as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, and (ii) the mortgaged real estate was sold in material
violation of the program's requirements for proceeding to a
judicial sale. The provisions of this subsection (d-5), except
for this sentence, shall become inoperative on January 1, 2013
for all actions filed under this Article after December 31,
2012, in which the mortgagor did not apply for assistance under
the Making Home Affordable Program on or before December 31,
    (e) Deficiency Judgment. In any order confirming a sale
pursuant to the judgment of foreclosure, the court shall also
enter a personal judgment for deficiency against any party (i)
if otherwise authorized and (ii) to the extent requested in the
complaint and proven upon presentation of the report of sale in
accordance with Section 15-1508. Except as otherwise provided
in this Article, a judgment may be entered for any balance of
money that may be found due to the plaintiff, over and above
the proceeds of the sale or sales, and enforcement may be had
for the collection of such balance, the same as when the
judgment is solely for the payment of money. Such judgment may
be entered, or enforcement had, only in cases where personal
service has been had upon the persons personally liable for the
mortgage indebtedness, unless they have entered their
appearance in the foreclosure action.
    (f) Satisfaction. Upon confirmation of the sale, the
judgment stands satisfied to the extent of the sale price less
expenses and costs. If the order confirming the sale includes a
deficiency judgment, the judgment shall become a lien in the
manner of any other judgment for the payment of money.
    (g) The order confirming the sale shall include,
notwithstanding any previous orders awarding possession during
the pendency of the foreclosure, an award to the purchaser of
possession of the mortgaged real estate, as of the date 30 days
after the entry of the order, against the parties to the
foreclosure whose interests have been terminated.
    An order of possession authorizing the removal of a person
from possession of the mortgaged real estate shall be entered
and enforced only against those persons personally named as
individuals in the complaint or the petition under subsection
(h) of Section 15-1701 and in the order of possession and shall
not be entered and enforced against any person who is only
generically described as an unknown owner or nonrecord claimant
or by another generic designation in the complaint.
    Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, the failure to
personally name, include, or seek an award of possession of the
mortgaged real estate against a person in the confirmation
order shall not abrogate any right that the purchaser may have
to possession of the mortgaged real estate and to maintain a
proceeding against that person for possession under Article 9
of this Code or subsection (h) of Section 15-1701; and
possession against a person who (1) has not been personally
named as a party to the foreclosure and (2) has not been
provided an opportunity to be heard in the foreclosure
proceeding may be sought only by maintaining a proceeding under
Article 9 of this Code or subsection (h) of Section 15-1701.
(Source: P.A. 95-826, eff. 8-14-08; 96-265, eff. 8-11-09;
96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2010