My landlord included a section in my lease saying that I could not terminate my lease. Does this mean that I cannot leave my lease early?
No. The law says that tenants can’t give up their rights under this law. So even if your landlord included a clause in your lease that you cannot terminate your lease early, you are not bound by this if you leave your lease with notice because of a qualifying circumstance. You can still request to get out of your lease early based on this law.*
* 765 ILCS 750/30