Wheeling Safe Communities Lease Provision
1. The Tenant, any member of the tenant's household, Tenant's guest(s), and any person under
Tenant's control shall not engage in or facilitate criminal activity within the Village of Wheeling, which
includes the leased premises, at .
2. The Tenant, any member of the tenant's household, Tenant's guest(s), and any person under
Tenant's control shall not permit the leased premises to be used for, or to facilitate, criminal activity,
regardless of whether the individual engaging in such activity is a member of the household.
3. The Tenant, any member of the tenant's household, Tenant's guest(s), and any person under
Tenant's control shall not engage in or facilitate any breach of the lease agreement that jeopardizes the
health, safety, and welfare of the landlord, his agent, or other tenant, or involves imminent or actual
serious property damage.
4. The Tenant is vicariously liable for the criminal activity of any member of the Tenant's
household, Tenant's guest(s), and any person under Tenant's control, whether or not the Tenant had
knowledge of the activity or whether or not the household member or guest was under the Tenant's
5. VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS MAY CONSTITUTE A MATERIAL
AND IRREPARABLE VIOLATION OF THE LEASE AND GOOD CAUSE FOR TERMINATION OF
THE TENANCY. A single violation of any of the provisions of this added addendum shall be a serious
violation and may constitute material non-compliance with the lease. It is understood and agreed that a
single violation may constitute good cause for IMMEDIATE termination of the lease under the Illinois
Compiled Statutes; provided, however, that a violation shall not be good cause to terminate the tenancy if
the immediate termination of the lease would violate Section 1-2-1.5 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65
ILCS 5/1-2-1.5). Unless otherwise provided by law, proof of violation may not require criminal
conviction, BUT SHALL BE BASED ON A REVIEW OF THE SPECIFIC EVIDENCE SUPPORTING
THE VIOLATION. Tenant consents to venue in any justice court precinct within the county wherein the
unit is located in the event Owner initiates legal action against the Tenant. Tenant hereby waives any
objection to any venue chosen by owner.
6. A Tenant who is an innocent party or the victim of a crime, including but not limited to actual or
threatened domestic violence or sexual violence will not be in violation of this Crime Free Lease
Provision or subject to eviction. Nothing in this Provision prohibits the eviction of the perpetrator of the
domestic violence, sexual violence, or other criminal activity. A TENANT IS ENCOURAGED TO
REPORT CRIMES WITHOUT FEAR OF HIS/HER STATUS AS A TENANT.
7. A Tenant will not be in violation of this Wheeling Safe Communities Lease Addendum or
subject to eviction based on:
a) Contact made to the police or seeking other emergency services, if (i) the contact was made with the
intent to prevent or respond to domestic violence or sexual violence; (ii) the intervention or emergency
assistance was needed to respond to or prevent domestic violence or sexual violence; or (iii) the contact
was made by, on behalf of, or otherwise concerns an individual with a disability and the purpose of the
contact was related to that individual’s disability;
b) An incident or incidents of actual or threatened domestic violence or sexual violence against the tenant,
household member, or guest occurring in the rental unit or on the premise; or