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Illinois Code of Civil Procedure

Section 15-1508. Report of Sale and Confirmation of Sale.

Amended to provide that the provisions of a subsection concerning certain mortgage foreclosure defenses become inoperative on January 1, 2016 (instead of January 1, 2014) for all foreclosure actions filed after December 31, 2015 (instead of December 31, 2013), in which the mortgagor did not apply for assistance under the Making Home Affordable Program on or before December 31, 2015 (instead of December 31, 2013).

Illinois Supreme Court

Rule 15. Social Security Numbers in Pleadings and Related Matters.

Amended to provide that this rule applies to all documents filed with the court in all cases except civil cases. The confidential treatment of an individual’s Social Security number in civil case court filings is separately provided for in Rule 138.

Rule 138. Personal Identity Information.

Amended to address the filing of personal identity information in redacted form for the public record. Where the personal identity information is required by law, ordered by the court, or otherwise necessary to effect a disposition of a matter, the litigant shall file the document in redacted form and separately file the subject personal identity information in a protected document titled a “Notice of Personal Identity Information Within Court Filing,” using the appended form. The filing of a separate document without redaction is not necessary or required because the personal identity information will be available to authorized persons by referring to the “Notice of Personal Identity Information Within Court Filing” form.

Rule 383. Motions for Supervisory Orders.

Amended to make technical changes.

Rule 501. Definitions.

Amended to decrease the amount of the fine on bail security documents from $160 to $140 for any single offense or $500 for multiple offenses arising out of the same occurrence.

Rule 526. Bail Schedule—Traffic Offenses.

Amended to lower the mph over limit for various fines, including speeding between 20 and 25 mph over the speed limit will result in a $140 fine and speeding more than 35 mph over the speed limit will result in a $2,000 fine. Also, adds that speeding 26 mph but less than 35 mph over the speed limit will result in a $1,500 fine.

Rule 527. Bail Schedule—Conservation Offenses.

Amended to remove language regarding exotic game hunting.

Rule 551. Traffic and Conservation Offenses for Which a Court Appearance is Required.

Amended to remove language regarding speeding only when more than 30 mph over the posted limit.

Rule 706. Filing Deadlines and Fees of Registrants and Applicants.

Amended to change the postmarked date from “April 1” to “May 1” in paragraph (c)(2) under fees and deadlines for filing applications for reexamination at a July bar examination.


Illinois Appellate Court, 2nd District

Added newly adopted rules.


Circuit Court of Cook County

Rule 19A.19. Child Protection Mediation and Facilitation Program.

Amended to add the words “and facilitation” to the word “mediation” throughout. Amended to refer to the Child Protection Mediation Program as “the Program” throughout. Amended to make other minor technical changes.

16th Judicial Circuit

Article 5.00. Mandatory Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Added to establish rules for the mandatory mediation process.

Article 15. Family Division.

Amended to add civil unions to each instance where marriage is mentioned and to add the appropriate civil union statute references where appropriate. Amended to define time periods for supplementing the Comprehensive Financial Statement as six months, for concluding discovery as 45 days prior to trial, and for presenting and entering a judgment in a settlement or pre-trial conference as within 30 days from the prove-up hearing. Amended to remove reference to DeKalb and Kendall Counties, which are now in the 23rd Judicial Circuit. Amended to provide that each attorney submit a schedule of fees charged for the type of work performed under the KIDS Program. Amended to make other minor technical changes.


19th Judicial Circuit

Rule 1.02. Chief Judge.

Amended to change the commencement of the Chief Judge’s term to the first Monday of January each year, from the first day of May each year. Amended to change the designation of the judge who serves in the absence, or inability to serve, of the Chief Judge, to Deputy Chief Judge, instead of Acting Chief Judge.



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