Illinois law allows back rent to be included in an eviction court case, and while only a claim and not proven, the amount sought is generally considered to be an acceptable proxy for back rent owed. Eviction case filings do not distinguish between tenants who could not pay their rent and those who legally withheld their rent (for repairs or other allowed reasons). This distinction may only come to light if tenants are able to assert their rights in court.

Back Rent Sought (median) presented with eviction filing rate. Select "2010" to display 2010 values, "2017" for 2017 values, or "Avg" to display 8-year averages (this is the default display).

Ward 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Ward
Ward 1 $2368 $2040 $1750 $2000 $2045 $2572 $1856 $2447 Ward 1
Ward 10 $1800 $1900 $1650 $1800 $1875 $1792 $1803 $2240 Ward 10
Ward 11 $2400 $2265 $2340 $2000 $2340 $2500 $2895 $2764 Ward 11
Ward 12 $1705 $1800 $1600 $1580 $2100 $1600 $1800 $1800 Ward 12
Ward 13 $1847 $1900 $2450 $2548 $2100 $2316 $2400 $2865 Ward 13
Ward 14 $1800 $1810 $1500 $1640 $1933 $1800 $1950 $2000 Ward 14
Ward 15 $1612 $1800 $1850 $1800 $1800 $1635 $1800 $2100 Ward 15
Ward 16 $1840 $1800 $2000 $1800 $1800 $1795 $1832 $1998 Ward 16
Ward 17 $1650 $1820 $1650 $1700 $1600 $1630 $1647 $1845 Ward 17
Ward 18 $2411 $2400 $2452 $2369 $3115 $2540 $2459 $2450 Ward 18
Ward 19 $1916 $1739 $1734 $2399 $2510 $2379 $2290 $2658 Ward 19
Ward 2 $2343 $2527 $2400 $2855 $2800 $3011 $2919 $2910 Ward 2
Ward 20 $1725 $1756 $1800 $1859 $1950 $1711 $1800 $1940 Ward 20
Ward 21 $1675 $1950 $1650 $1721 $1670 $1674 $1760 $1850 Ward 21
Ward 22 $1500 $1600 $1700 $1745 $1650 $1602 $1950 $1800 Ward 22
Ward 23 $1600 $1650 $1927 $1900 $1717 $2039 $1900 $1998 Ward 23
Ward 24 $1800 $1977 $1850 $2038 $2202 $1998 $2200 $2020 Ward 24
Ward 25 $2000 $2500 $2574 $2000 $1948 $1911 $2234 $2557 Ward 25
Ward 26 $1740 $1998 $1800 $1977 $1925 $1700 $2195 $2015 Ward 26
Ward 27 $1930 $1619 $1664 $1555 $1729 $1502 $1800 $2400 Ward 27
Ward 28 $1850 $2000 $1850 $1631 $1700 $1604 $1800 $1800 Ward 28
Ward 29 $2000 $1794 $1661 $1770 $1775 $1700 $1847 $1910 Ward 29
Ward 3 $2298 $2462 $1926 $2071 $1860 $1967 $2226 $2575 Ward 3
Ward 30 $2000 $1750 $2092 $2190 $2100 $2100 $2260 $2542 Ward 30
Ward 31 $2000 $2100 $1950 $1835 $1915 $1818 $2210 $2157 Ward 31
Ward 32 $2350 $2430 $2699 $2597 $3000 $3274 $3525 $3503 Ward 32
Ward 33 $2251 $2216 $2306 $2100 $2100 $2067 $2697 $2242 Ward 33
Ward 34 $2200 $2250 $2258 $2051 $2125 $2647 $2300 $2850 Ward 34
Ward 35 $1890 $2093 $1944 $1966 $1900 $2100 $2200 $2250 Ward 35
Ward 36 $2001 $2250 $1954 $2300 $2203 $1800 $2157 $2300 Ward 36
Ward 37 $1725 $1650 $1700 $1800 $1700 $1744 $1780 $1837 Ward 37
Ward 38 $2320 $2280 $2232 $2227 $2400 $2000 $2762 $2400 Ward 38
Ward 39 $2416 $2135 $2052 $2040 $1905 $2367 $2400 $2275 Ward 39
Ward 4 $1467 $1400 $1554 $1604 $1705 $1797 $2107 $2250 Ward 4
Ward 40 $2344 $2480 $2395 $2685 $2250 $2580 $2422 $2840 Ward 40
Ward 41 $2100 $2306 $2240 $1961 $1947 $2251 $2205 $3054 Ward 41
Ward 42 $3259 $3399 $3625 $3861 $3913 $3922 $4078 $4664 Ward 42
Ward 43 $2408 $2859 $2655 $3005 $2843 $3367 $2861 $3347 Ward 43
Ward 44 $1935 $1920 $2060 $2222 $2263 $3054 $2968 $3409 Ward 44
Ward 45 $2338 $2096 $2147 $1900 $2000 $2027 $2415 $2292 Ward 45
Ward 46 $1854 $2182 $1810 $1676 $1871 $2084 $2307 $2395 Ward 46
Ward 47 $2292 $2246 $2270 $2203 $1950 $2100 $2527 $2491 Ward 47
Ward 48 $2488 $2602 $2007 $1844 $2025 $2231 $2207 $2497 Ward 48
Ward 49 $2199 $2165 $2070 $2000 $2044 $2123 $2198 $2235 Ward 49
Ward 5 $1820 $1884 $1768 $1870 $1881 $1923 $2247 $2249 Ward 5
Ward 50 $2645 $2832 $2529 $2392 $2612 $2639 $2675 $2726 Ward 50
Ward 6 $1750 $1760 $1575 $1710 $1811 $1700 $1870 $1950 Ward 6
Ward 7 $1943 $1743 $1702 $1700 $1725 $1683 $1866 $1996 Ward 7
Ward 8 $1800 $1800 $1700 $1675 $1676 $1525 $1660 $1842 Ward 8
Ward 9 $1295 $1302 $1068 $1225 $1210 $1470 $1650 $1939 Ward 9
Results are based on completed eviction cases only. Median calculations exclude all $0 (zero) values. For more information, read our methodology.