CHICAGO — The Cook County sheriff who was sued by a subprimelender after he refused to carry out any more evictions says hisoffice will start the procedures on Monday.

Sheriff Thomas J. Dart has issued a statement that because of arecent overhaul of Cook County's eviction process, renters will nowbe notified that their building is in foreclosure. In addition,banks must prove to the sheriff's office that they informed tenantsof a 120-day grace period granted by state law that gives renterstime to obtain new housing.

Dart said the safeguards came as a result of several discussionsbetween his office and the Cook County Circuit Court's ChanceryDivision.

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