1. Filing a notice of appeal is procedurally found under Illinois Supreme Court 303
The Notice of Appeal may be filed in the Circuit Court within 30 days of the entry of the final and appealable order. An original and three copies are brought to the Civil Appeals counter where they are file stamped. The original goes to data entry for entry onto the electronic docket and the copies are returned to the customer.
Late Notice of Appeals (filed after the 30th day) must be filed in the Appellate Court and an order by the court allowing the late filing must be entered before any processing can take place in Civil Appeals.
2. Request to prepare the record on appeals is Form CCA 005
In order for the record on appeal to be assembled. Form CCA 005 and a check made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the amount of $110.00 must be filed in the Civil Appeals Division. This deposit covers the first 100 pages of the record. Records over 100 pages will incur additional costs and the appellant will be notified of the balance when the record is completed.
3. Request to prepare the reports of proceedings is done in compliance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 323
In accordance with SCR 323, the appellate record is assembled using original documents (pleadings and court orders) contained in the court file. Pages are assembled in chronological order (oldest to most recent) and logical order within the same date (i.e. Notice filed, Notice of Motion, Proof of Mailing, Motion). Missing orders are obtained from microfilm archives maintained in the Clerk's Office. Parties may present copies of missing pleadings either with a signed stipulation from the other side or an order from the trial court. When all documents are accounted for, the record is assembled, bound and certified.
Report of Proceedings (court reporter transcripts) may be filed in Civil Appeals fourteen days after the court reporter has notified all parties that transcripts have been prepared. A court reporter's letter (also known as a 323 (b)) letter must accompany the transcripts.
Appellants are contacted via phone, advised of any balance due and requested to pick up the record from Room 801.