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The Board could not just pass a special assessment under the IL Condominium Property Act. Under Illinois law, the board of directors must advise the owners in advance of the directors' vote on a special assessment. Sections 18(a)(8) and 18(b)(6) of the Condominium Property Act require the directors to give the ownership 10 to 30 days' notice of the board meeting to adopt a special assessment.
If this assessment was not properly passed, it is illegal. Now you are being sued for the eviction
, you must answer the suit and deny the allegations and as a defense raise that the assessment is illegal according to IL law. You also need to file a countersuit for a declaratory judgment to seek to have the court declare the assessment illegally passed and seek damages
including your attorney's fees and costs for having to answer their suit and file the declaratory judgment action.
This is your recourse.
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