June 23 , 2017
The Illinois Supreme Court Clerk's Office and the five Appellate Courts have joined the eFileIL e-filing community ahead of the July 1 deadline. Filers for the state's reviewing courts will need to access the eFileIL filing platform at efile.illinoiscourts.gov and become a registered user through one of the authorized service providers.
"We are looking forward to a more streamlined and efficient e-filing platform that will integrate with our case management system," Illinois Supreme Court Clerk Carolyn Taft Grosboll said. "The mechanics for our current filers will be largely the same as before – just with a different provider. Once all state courts have transitioned to eFileIL, filers statewide will benefit from the ability to file in any jurisdiction using the same registered user login credentials."
On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court entered Order M.R. 18368 announcing mandatory e-filing for civil cases in the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. Consistent with the amendment to this Order entered on May 30, 2017, permissive e-filing may continue in people cases on the Supreme Court's general docket and all cases on the Court's miscellaneous record ("MR") docket. The Supreme Court Order requires e-filing through a single, centralized electronic filing manager (EFM), which will be integrated with each court's case management system. The Supreme and Appellate Courts have a July 1, 2017, deadline to join eFileIL. The Second Appellate District became the first reviewing court to join on May 18.
The Supreme Court Clerk's Office has been e-filing since 2012 on a pilot basis that was expanded to all cases in 2013. In 2016, approximately 48% of pleadings filed on the Court's general docket were e-filed and approximately 75% of the pleadings on the MR dockets were e-filed.
For more information on the mechanics of e-filing in the Supreme Court, see the Court's Electronic Filing Procedures and User Manual located at
For more information on e-filing in the Appellate Courts, visit http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/EBusiness/AppCt_Ebusiness.asp
The Fourth District Appellate Court put together an e-filing user manual available at http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/EBusiness/App_Ct_Efiling/4thDist_Efiling_Procedures_Manual.pdf