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Article II - Rules on Civil Proceedings in the Trial Court


Rule Rule Title
  PART A. PROCESS AND NOTICE
Rule 101 Summons and Original Process--Form and Issuance
Rule 102 Service of Summons and Complaint; Return
Rule 103 Alias Summons; Dismissal for Lack of Diligence
Rule 104 Service of Pleadings and Other Papers; Filing
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 105 Additional Relief Against Parties in Default--Notice
Rule 106 Notice of Petitions Filed for Relief From, or Revival of, Judgments
Rule 107 Notice of Hearing for an Order of Replevin
Rule 108 Explanation of Rights of Heirs and Legatees When Will Admitted or Denied Probate
Rule 109 Reserved
Rule 110 Explanation of Rights in Independent Administration; Form of Petition to Terminate
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rules 111-112 Reserved
Rule 113 Practice and Procedure in Mortgage Foreclosure Cases
Amended April 8, 2013, Effective May 1, 2013
Rule 114 Loss Mitigation Affidavit
Amended April 8, 2013, Effective May 1, 2013
Rules 115-130 Reserved
  PART B.  PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS
Rule 131 Form of Papers
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 132 Designation of Cases
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 133 Pleading Breach of Statutory Duty; Judgment or Order; Breach of Condition Precedent
Rule 134 Incorporation of Pleadings by Reference
Rule 135 Pleading Equitable Matters
Rule 136 Denials
Rule 137 Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers-- Sanctions
Amended June 14, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013
Rule 138 Personal Identity Information
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. immediately
Rules 139-180 Reserved
   PART C.  APPEARANCES AND TIMES FOR ANSWERS, REPLIES, AND MOTIONS
Rule 181 Appearances--Answers--Motions
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 182 Time for Pleadings and Motions Other Than Those Directed to Complaint
Rule 183 Extensions of Time
Rule 184 Hearings on Motions
Rule 185 Telephone Conferences
Rule 186 Reserved
Rule 187 Motions on Grounds of Forum Non Conveniens
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rules 188-190 Reserved
  PART D.  MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENTS AND EVIDENTIARY AFFIDAVITS
Rule 191 Proceedings Under Sections 2--1005, 2--619 and 2--301(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 192 Summary Judgments--Multiple Issues
Rules 193-200 Reserved
  PART E.  DISCOVERY, REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION, AND PRETRIAL PROCEDURE
Rule 201 General Discovery Provisions
Adopted Rule 201(m) is corrected, nunc pro tunc May 29, 2014
Rule 202 Purposes for Which Depositions May be Taken in a Pending Action
Rule 203 Where Depositions May be Taken
Rule 204 Compelling Appearance of Deponent
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rule 205 Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
Rule 206 Method of Taking Depositions on Oral Examination
Rule 207 Signing and Filing Depositions
Rule 208 Fees and Charges; Copies
Rule 209 Failure to Attend or Serve Subpoena; Expenses
Rule 210 Depositions on Written Questions
Rule 211 Effect of Errors and Irregularities in Depositions; Objections
Rule 212 Use of Depositions
Rule 213 Written Interrogatories to Parties
Rule 214 Discovery of Documents, Objects, and Tangible Things--Inspection of Real Estate
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rule 215 Physical and Mental Examination of Parties and Other Persons
Rule 216 Admission of Fact or of Genuineness of Documents
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rule 217 Depositions for the Purpose of Perpetuating Testimony
Rule 218 Pretrial Procedure
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rule 219 Consequences of Refusal to Comply with Rules or Order Relating to Discovery or Pretrial Conferences
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rules 220-221 Reserved
Rule 222 Limited and Simplified Discovery in Certain Cases
Amended October 1, 2010; eff. January 1, 2011
Rule 223 Reserved
Rule 224

Discovery Before Suit to Identify Responsible Persons and Entities

Rules 225-230 Reserved
  PART F. TRIALS
Rule 231 Motions for Continuance
Rule 232 Trial of Equitable and Legal Matters
Rule 233 Parties' Order of Proceeding
Rule 234 Voir Dire Examination of Jurors and Cautionary Instructions
Rule 235 Opening Statements
Rule 236 Admission of Business Records in Evidence
Rule 237 Compelling Appearances of Witnesses at Trial
Rule 238 Impeachment of Witnesses; Hostile Witnesses
Rule 239 Instructions
Amended April 8, 2013, eff. immediately
Rule 240 Directed Verdicts
Rules 241 Use of Video Conference Technology in Civil Cases
Rules 242 Reserved
Rule 243 Written Juror Questions Directed to Witnesses
Amended May 29, 2014, eff. July 1, 2014
Rules 244-270 Reserved
  PART G. ENTRY OF ORDERS AND JUDGMENTS
Rule 271 Orders of Motions
Rule 272 When Judgment is Entered
Rule 273 Effect of Involuntary Dismissal
Rule 274 Multiple Final Orders and Postjudgment Motions
Rule 275 Reserved
  PART H. POST-JUDGMENT PROCEEDINGS
Rule 276 Opening of Judgment by Confession
Rule 277 Supplementary Proceedings
Amended January 4, 2013, eff. immediately
Rules 278-280 Reserved
  PART I. SMALL CLAIMS
Rule 281 Definition of Small Claim
Rule 282 Commencement of Action--Representation of Corporations
Rule 283 Form of Summons
Rule 284 Service by Certified or Registered Mail
Rule 285 Jury Demands
Rule 286 Appearance and Trial
Rule 287 Depositions, Discovery and Motions
Rule 288 Installment Payment of Judgments
Rule 289 Service of Process in Proceedings to Confirm a Judgment by Confession or to Collect a Judgment for $10,000 or Less
Rule 290 Reserved
  PART J. MISCELLANEOUS
Rule 291 Proceedings Under the Administrative Review Law
Rule 292 Form of Summons in Proceedings to Review Orders of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
Rules 293-294 Reserved
Rule 295 Matters Assignable to Associate Judges
Rule 296 Reserved
Rule 297 Reserved
Rule 298 Application to Sue or Defend as an Indigent Person
Rule 299 Compensation for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Indigent Parties
Rule 300 Reserved