Here's some of the more chilling language from the current Illinois Senate SB 2534 proposal as linked via the Woodstock blog item:
"...the court shall find that the property which is the subject of the foreclosure complaint is abandoned residential property if: (i) the property is not occupied by any mortgagor or bona fide tenant as a principal residence, or the structure is empty or otherwise uninhabited and the structure or lot is in need of maintenance, repair, or securing; and (ii) one or more of the conditions or circumstances described in Section 15-1200.5 apply...."Such a nasty fiction. So much for hoary legal proverbs about possession being nine-tenths of the law, and one's home being one's castle and such?
Well, it's not law as of now. Woodstock is promoting a call by Housing Action Illinois for people to write in and object.