E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE REQUIRED FOR ATTORNEYS AND OPTIONAL FOR UNREPRESENTED PARTIES
Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rules 11, 101, 107, 131 and 291 — Effective January 1, 2016
Attorneys are required to include a primary e-mail address on notices of hearing for an order of replevin; general summonses; summonses requiring appearance on a specified day; summonses in certain other cases in which specific date for appearance is required; summonses requiring appearance within 30 days after service; summonses under the Administrative Review Law; appearances and all pleadings filed in the Circuit Court to which documents may be served in conformance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 131(d). In addition to the required primary e-mail address, attorneys may designate no more than two secondary e-mail addresses on all documents filed or served in any cause by an attorney upon another party.
Unrepresented parties may designate a single e-mail address to which service may be directed under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11(b)(6). If an unrepresented party does not designate an e-mail address, then service upon and by that party must be made by a method specified in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11 other than e-mail transmission.
Please review the amended Illinois Supreme Court Rules 11, 101, 107, 131 and 291.
DESIGNATED OFFICIAL TO ACCEPT SERVICE OF PROCESS AND SUBPOENAS
The General Counsel is the designated official to accept service of process and subpoenas directed to the Clerk’s Office: Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Richard J. Daley Center 1001, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
Non-subpoena requests for copies of court records should be directed to the Division or District where the records are located.
Requests for electronic court data should be made pursuant to the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts (AOIC) Electronic Access Policy for Circuit Court Records of the Illinois Courts General Administrative Order 02-03 of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Electronic Bulk Data Dissemination Policy.
The State Judiciary is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It is, therefore, not necessary to cite to FOIA to obtain copies of public records.