(735 ILCS 5/9-321)
(from Ch. 110, par. 9-321)
Distress before rent due.
If any tenant shall, without the
consent of his or her
landlord, sell and remove, or permit to be removed, or be about to sell
and remove, or permit to be removed, from the demised premises, such
part or portion of the crops raised thereon, as shall endanger the lien
of the landlord upon such crops for the rent agreed to be paid, it is
lawful for the landlord to institute proceedings by distress
before the rent is due, as is now provided by law, in case of the
removal of the tenant from the demised premises; and thereafter the
proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner as is now provided by
law in ordinary cases of distress, where the rent is due and unpaid.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)