My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL
rec'd notice to vacate our building located on municipal property. The disagreement between the city & group is who owns building & whether the lease for the land is valid. A notice to vacate (eviction) was sent by city lawyer with date to remove all group items from the building and leave. Group told: Then group may be allowed to use the building & be given a lease for 1 year - but only if the group acknowledges in the new lease that the city owns the building.
Our lawyer has said let them take us to court - but how do we know when city is going to do this? Do we or our lawyer have to "officially say" we aren't leaving willingly? We have indicated to the council this - but no "official" piece of paper.
The city council leader has stated he'd have the sheriff come/break the lock and drag everything out the next day after the deadline.
The City Council leader is insistent that no new lease can be signed unless we say they own the building - if we don't sign they plan to allow other groups to put in proposals for the use of the bldg.