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Supreme Court Rules | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

 To see a list of Rules whose operation is temporarily amended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 page

Article Rule # Rule Title
II Rule 101 Summons and Original Process--Form and Issuance
Amended July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 102 Service of Summons and Complaint; Return
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 103 Alias Summons; Dismissal for Lack of Diligence
II Rule 104 Service of Pleadings and Other Papers; Filing
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 105 Additional Relief Against Parties in Default--Notice
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 106 Notice of Petitions Filed for Relief From, or Revival of, Judgments
II Rule 107 Notice of Hearing for an Order of Replevin
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 108 Explanation of Rights of Heirs and Legatees When Will Admitted or Denied Probate
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 109 Reserved
II Rule 110 Explanation of Rights in Independent Administration; Form of Petition to Terminate
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rules 111-112 Reserved
II Rule 113 Practice and Procedure in Mortgage Foreclosure Cases
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 114 Loss Mitigation Affidavit
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rules 115-130 Reserved
II Rule 131 Form of Documents
Amended July 15, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 132 Designation of Cases
II Rule 133 Pleading Breach of Statutory Duty; Judgment or Order; Breach of Condition Precedent
II Rule 134 Incorporation of Pleadings by Reference
II Rule 135 Pleading Equitable Matters
II Rule 136 Denials
II Rule 137 Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers-- Sanctions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 138 Personal Identity Information
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 139 Practice and Procedure in Eviction Cases
Adopted July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rules 140-180 Reserved
II Rule 181 Appearances--Answers--Motions
Amended July 17, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 182 Time for Pleadings and Motions Other Than Those Directed to Complaint
II Rule 183 Extensions of Time
II Rule 184 Hearings on Motions
II Rule 185 Reserved
II Rule 186 Reserved
II Rule 187 Motions on Grounds of Forum Non Conveniens
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rules 188-190 Reserved
II Rule 191 Proceedings Under Sections 2--1005, 2--619 and 2--301(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure
II Rule 192 Summary Judgments--Multiple Issues
II Rules 193-200 Reserved
II Rule 201 General Discovery Provisions
II Rule 202 Purposes for Which Depositions May be Taken in a Pending Action
II Rule 203 Where Depositions May be Taken
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 204 Compelling Appearance of Deponent
II Rule 205 Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
II Rule 206 Method of Taking Depositions on Oral Examination
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 207 Signing and Filing Depositions
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 208 Fees and Charges; Copies
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 209 Failure to Attend or Serve Subpoena; Expenses
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 210 Depositions on Written Questions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 211 Effect of Errors and Irregularities in Depositions; Objections
II Rule 212 Use of Depositions
Amended Sept. 30, 2020. eff. Oct. 1. 2020
II Rule 213 Written Interrogatories to Parties
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 214 Discovery of Documents, Objects, and Tangible Things--Inspection of Real Estate
Amended June 8, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
II Rule 215 Physical and Mental Examination of Parties and Other Persons
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 216 Admission of Fact or of Genuineness of Documents
II Rule 217 Depositions for the Purpose of Perpetuating Testimony
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 218 Pretrial Procedure
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 219 Consequences of Refusal to Comply with Rules or Order Relating to Discovery or Pretrial Conferences
II Rules 220-221 Reserved
II Rule 222 Limited and Simplified Discovery in Certain Cases
II Rule 223 Reserved
II Rule 224 Discovery Before Suit to Identify Responsible Persons and Entities
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rules 225-230 Reserved
II Rule 231 Motions for Continuance
II Rule 232 Trial of Equitable and Legal Matters
II Rule 233 Parties' Order of Proceeding
II Rule 234 Voir Dire Examination of Jurors and Cautionary Instructions
II Rule 235 Opening Statements
II Rule 236 Admission of Business Records in Evidence
II Rule 237 Compelling Appearances of Witnesses at Trial
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rule 238 Impeachment of Witnesses; Hostile Witnesses
II Rule 239 Instructions
II Rule 240 Directed Verdicts
II Rule 241 Use of Video Conference Technology in Civil Cases
Amended May 22, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 242 Reserved
II Rule 243 Written Juror Questions Directed to Witnesses
II Rules 244-270 Reserved
II Rule 271 Orders of Motions
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 272 When Judgment is Entered
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 273 Effect of Involuntary Dismissal
II Rule 274 Multiple Final Orders and Postjudgment Motions
Amended March 29, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019
II Rule 275 Reserved
II Rule 276 Opening of Judgment by Confession
II Rule 277 Supplementary Proceedings
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021
II Rules 278-279 Reserved
II Rule 280 Applicability
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.1 Definitions for Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Amended November 4, 2020, eff. immediately
II Rule 280.2 Complaint in Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Amended July 19, 2019, eff. Nov. 1, 2019

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II Rule 280.3 Continuance of Trial or Voluntary Dismissal of Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.4 Consequences for Non-Compliance
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. Oct. 1, 2018
II Rule 280.5 Identity Theft Relating to Credit Card or Debt Buyer Collection Actions
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff.Oct. 1, 2018

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II Rule 281 Definition of Small Claim
Amended Sept. 29, 2021, eff. Jan. I, 2022
II Rule 282 Commencement of Action--Representation of Corporations
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 283 Form of Summons
II Rule 284 Service by Certified or Registered Mail
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018
II Rule 285 Jury Demands
II Rule 286 Appearance and Trial
II Rule 287 Depositions, Discovery and Motions
II Rule 288 Installment Payment of Judgments
II Rule 289 Service of Process in Proceedings to Confirm a Judgment by Confession or to Collect a Judgment for $10,000 or Less
II Rule 290 Reserved
II Rule 291 Proceedings Under the Administrative Review Law
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 292 Form of Summons in Proceedings to Review Orders of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
Amended December 29, 2017, eff. January 1, 2018

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II Rule 293 Jury Trial in Involuntary Admission Proceeding
Adopted April 3, 2017, eff. immediately
II Rule 294 Disqualification of Lawyer Serving in Collaborative Process and Lawyers in Associated Law Firm
Adopted June 8, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018
II Rule 295 Matters Assignable to Associate Judges
II Rule 296 Use of Restraints in Court Proceedings Under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code
Adopted March 21, 2019, eff. immediately.
II Rule 297 Reserved
II Rule 298 Application for Waiver of Court Fees
Amended February 13, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019

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II Rule 299 Compensation for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Indigent Parties
II Rule 300 Reserved