Today's announcements are for 6-24-2021.

News from US District Court
        NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE LOCAL RULES
Pursuant to section 2071(b) of Title 28 of the United States Code regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, public notice is hereby given that the Court has approved for publication a proposal to adopt the following proposed local rule:
Local Rule 80 International Arbitration
The proposal may be viewed on the Court's Local Rules web page: http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/LocalRules.aspx. Copies of the proposal may also be obtained at the following locations:
Office of the Clerk
U.S. District Court
219 South Dearborn Street
20th Floor Assignment Desk
Chicago, IL 60604
Office of the Clerk
U.S. District Court
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101
Anyone wishing to comment on the proposal may do so via e-mail to: ilnd_localrules_comments@ilnd.uscourts.gov or by submitting written comments to Thomas G. Bruton, Clerk of Court, 219 South Dearborn Street, Room 2050A, Chicago, IL 60604. Comments must be received no later than the close of business on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
        PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE LOCAL RULES
The full Court met in executive session on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, and approved proposed Local Rule 80 regarding International Arbitration as attached (additions shown thus, and deletions shown thus):
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COMMENT: By direction of the full Court and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 207(b) regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, the Clerk is directed to: (a) cause notice of the proposal to adopt Local Rule 80 to be published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (b) cause notice of the proposal and requests for comment to be posted on the web site for the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, (c) cause notice of the proposal to be posted in the Courthouses at Chicago and Rockford, (d) indicate in such notice a final date for receipt of comments, which date shall be sixty days from the first date of publication in the Law Bulletin, (e) collect and distribute among the members of the Advisory Committee for Local Rules all comments received, and (f) following receipt of a copy of the report and recommendation of the advisory committee to distribute copies of the comments together with copies of the report and recommendation among the members of the Court for consideration at a regular meeting of the full Court.
Order dated April 30, 2021, order signed by Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
LR 80 International Arbitration Cases.
(a) Cases that pertain to an international arbitration seated in this district or the enforcement of an award resulting from an international arbitration (together, "international arbitration cases") will be conducted in accordance with this Rule. An international arbitration case may be conducted by teleconference or videoconference on consent of the parties or by order of the Court.
(b) The party initiating an international arbitration case must designate the case as an international arbitration matter on the designation sheet under LR 3.1.
(c) All pleadings filed in connection with an international arbitration case must be filed electronically under LR 5.2(a) and must be served under LR 5.9.
(d) International arbitration cases are exempt from the Court's Standing Order on Pretrial Procedure, in accordance with LR 16.1.1(b).
(e) Counsel in international arbitration cases who are members in good standing of the bar of the highest court of the jurisdiction where they are admitted to practice (including
jurisdictions outside of the United States) may, upon motion, be permitted to argue pro hac vice as though they were members of the general bar of this Court subject to LR 83.12 and LR 83.14. Such counsel who are not admitted to the trial bar of this Court are required to designate local counsel under LR 83.15 unless the requirement is waived by the presiding judge upon motion of the relevant party. A motion for admission pro hac vice under this Rule must be on a form approved by the Executive Committee. The Clerk will provide copies of such forms on request.
May 6-June 29
Illinois Supreme Court
        M.R.004602
        In re: Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee
        Order
Effective July 1, 2021, the term of the following individual is extended as a member of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee until December 31, 2021:
        Scott J. Szala
        Attorney at Law
        375 E. Chicago Ave.
        Chicago, IL 60611
Effective July 1, 2021, the following individual is appointed an ex officio member of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term expiring December 31, 2021. On January 1, 2022, he is further appointed as a regular member of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term expiring December 31, 2023, replacing Scott J. Szala whose term expires December 31, 2021:
        Matthew T. Dattilo
        Attorney at Law
        5559 S. Archer Ave., S#3
        Chicago, IL 60638
Order entered by the Court June 16, 2021, order signed by Carolyn Taft Grosboll, Clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois.
June 18-25
        M.R. 3140
(Deleted material is struck through, and new material is underscored.)
Effective July 1, 2021, Illinois Supreme Court Rules 751 and 756 are amended, as follows.
        Amended Rule 751
Rule 751. Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
Order dated June 14, 2021
To view complete order, go to: https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/resources/7b68727b-eb2c-4ad6-a9d8-0438d2d96a8b/file
June 18-25
        M.R. 3140
(Deleted material is struck through, and new material is underscored.)
Effective immediately, Illinois Supreme Court Rule 371 is amended, as follows.
        Amended Rule 371
Rule 371. Confidential Records When On Review
Order dated June 11, 2021
To view complete order, go to: https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/resources/f7ac38d2-e9a7-4d92-8bb7-951f4fd8467c/file
June 18-25
        M.R.3140
Order entered June 11, 2021.
(Deleted material is struck through, and new material is underscored.)
Effective July 1, 2021, Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11 is amended, as follows.
        Amended Rule 11
Rule 11. Manner of Serving Documents Other Than Process and Complaint on Parties Not in Default in the Trial and Reviewing Courts
Order dated June 11, 2021
To view complete order, go to: https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/resources/03383c92-a8e9-4515-9a6e-397d4d70d760/file
June 18-25
        M.R. 16183
The Order of October 1, 1999, amended on October 4, 1999 and September 25, 2003, is further amended as follows, effective immediately:
        RESIGNATION PROCEDURE FOR JUDGES
A resignation from the office ofjudge shall be in writing to the Chief Justice ofthe Illinois Supreme Court with copies provided to persons specified below as applicable. The resignation shall state in writing the effective date and time of the resignation and that copies were provided to the relevant required persons. the Justice(s) over the district in which the resignation occurs and the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. In the case ofan appellate court judge, a copy of the resignation shall also be submitted to the Presiding Justice. In the case of a circuit judge or an associate judge, a copy of the resignation shall also be submitted to the Chief Circuit
In the case of a circuit judge or associate judge, a copy of the resignation to the Chief Justice shall be submitted to the following persons:
1. The Supreme Court Justice(s) representing the district in which the resignation occurs;
2. The Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts; and
3. The Chief Circuit Judge of the judicial circuit in which the resignation occurs.
In the case of an appellate cou1i judge, a copy of the resignation to the Chief Justice shall be submitted to the following persons:
1. The Supreme Court Justice(s) representing the district in which the resignation occurs;
2. The Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts; and
3. The Presiding Appellate Court Judge of the appellate court district in which the resignation occurs.
Order dated June 8, 2021
June 18-25
Illinois Appellate Court
        RULES OF THE ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT, FIRST DISTRICT
        Adopted May 5, 2021
"PUBLIC NOTICE. The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, has adopted new rules of procedure which will become effective July 1, 2021. The new rules are available on the Illinois courts website at https://ilcourtsaudio.blob.core.windows.net/antilles-resources/resources/3fdb89b1-bef9-4b47-bea9-ce036e129415/Local%20Rules%201st.pdf
June 3-July 8
News from the Circuit Court of Cook County
        Law Division
        NOTICE
Effective July 1, 2021, newly filed cases will resume the SCR 218 initial case management process in the Law Division Motion Section.
Electronic notices will be sent to all attorneys and self-represented parties of record for the initial CMC date, 60 days from the date of filing.
The notices will provide the date, time, Zoom access code information, and an email address for questions.
Case value, status on service, appearances, pleadings, pending motions, if the case is refiled and prior case number, will be required information for the CMC.
Attorneys and self-represented parties have the option to submit the required information, and a CMC scheduling order no less than 72 hours prior to the CMC date.
Upon approval and entry of that order, Zoom appearance by attorneys or self-represented litigants would not be necessary.
June 8-July 8
        NOTICE
        GAO 20-9, Para. 3.11(E) CMC ORDERS
CMC orders on all cases filed after 7-6-20 must be submitted to the assigned motion judges no later than six (6) months from date of filing.
Failure to submit the required CMC order will result in the case being administratively DWP'd by the assigned motion judge, as per Para. 3.11(E)(14) of GAO 20-9.
Motions to vacate and reinstate such cases must be submitted with a proposed CMC order to the assigned motion judge, as per Para. 3.11(E)(15) of GAO 20-9.
Dated: 5-13-21.
May 14-June 30
        NOTICE - SURETY SECTION
Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announces that, effective June 1, 2021, any automobile club, association, trade union, surety or insurance company that is requesting authority to issue bond certificates to its members and to act as guarantors on bond certificates so issued in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, must comply with the following procedures:
1. Petitions requesting authorization to issue bond certificates and act as guarantors on bond certificates in the Circuit Court of Cook County must be filed between July 1, 2021, and July 15, 2021, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Room 1005, Surety Desk, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, which is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During the pandemic, please contact the Clerk's Office at 312-603-5035 to schedule appointments. Inquiries regarding filing may also be directed to the Clerk's Office at the phone number previously mentioned.
2. Verified petitions and supporting documentation must be filed in duplicate in strict compliance with Part 9 of the Rules of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Bonds-Sureties. Packets containing filing materials may be picked up in Room 1005 of the Richard J. Daley Center at the Surety Desk. One additional courtesy copy of verified petitions and supporting documentation must be served on the State's Attorney of Cook County, Assistant State's Attorney Alvin Portis, Room 500, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
3. Hearings on petitions filed between July 1, 2021, and July 15, 2021, will be heard before Judge Raul Vega on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., in courtroom 403, Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60607. The deadline for submitting notices to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is Thursday, July 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Petitions filed after July 15, 2021, will not be heard.
4. The registration fee is $100.00.
5. Any additional bond certificate or guarantor matters must be brought by motion, filed, and spindled in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Room 1005 of the Richard J. Daley Center at the Surety Desk. The notice of motion along with a copy of any pleadings must be served upon the State's Attorney of Cook County, Assistant State's Attorney Alvin Portis, Room 500, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. A courtesy copy of said motion and pleadings must be delivered to the chambers of Judge Raul Vega, Room 4400 in the Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60607. The statutory motion fee will be assessed by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
6. Inquiries may be directed to the chambers of Judge Raul Vega, Supervising Judge, Surety Section, at (312) 325-9014.
EDITOR'S NOTE TO ALL SURETY COMPANIES: The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin must receive all surety notice requests for publication no later than 2PM on July 9 in order to publish the notice by the deadline detailed above. To place your notice email our Law Bulletin Media staff at PublicNotice@LawBulletinMedia.com, or call Ann Erickson, Law Bulletin's Courts Department Manager, at 312-644-8297.
May 1-July 15
        Chancery Division
        GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2021-06
        SUBJECT: COVID-19 MEASURES (16)-MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES
This General Administrative Order is entered pursuant to continuing court measures implemented by Chief Judge Evans for the COVID-19 pandemic.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
In conjunction with General Administrative Order 2020-07 by Chief Judge Timothy Evans, the following procedures will be in effect for the Chancery Division. This order supersedes
Chancery Division General Administrative Order 2021-04 (Amended).
I. REMOTE HEARINGS TO CONTINUE
Court hearings in the entire division will be held remotely by videoconference or teleconference as much as possible. Should a hearing need to be conducted in-person at the Daley Center, it will be held in accordance to protocols set forth in Chief Judge Evans' General Administrative Order 2020-07.
II. REMOTE HEARING PROTOCOL
A. Remote Videoconference (Zoom) Hearing Information.
1. Recurring Zoom Information. Zoom hearing information and protocol is available on the Circuit Court of Cook County website at http://www.cookcountycourt.org/ and can also be found in judges' standing orders. Please contact the individual calendar for additional information regarding Zoom hearings as directed below.
2. Individually Scheduled Hearings. The staff for the calendar assigned to a case will notify the parties of the Zoom information or teleconference number if the hearing is scheduled individually or separately from any standing Zoom calls.
B. Notices for Remote Proceedings.
1. Zoom Information to be Included. For any matter scheduled to be heard remotely by telephone or videoconference (Zoom), the notice of the proceeding shall contain the Zoom or teleconference information for the hearing. The notice shall be clear that the proceeding will not be conducted in the physical courtroom and shall also contain instructions on how to contact the court to request an in-person hearing should a litigant have technological limitations.
2. Zoom Instructions to be Included for Self-Represented or Unrepresented Litigants. In any case where a self-represented litigant is receiving a notice for a remote proceeding, the notice shall, in addition to the requirements in Section II(B)(1), also include the Zoom instructions attached to this Order in English and Spanish. (See Attachment 1: Zoom Instructions in English and Spanish.) The notice language for motions and initial case managements should be in substantially similar form to the following language:
On [Date] at [Time], or as soon thereafter as I may be heard, I will appear before Judge
[Name] by Zoom video or telephone conference and present the attached motion. You
can attend using the call-in information below.
The Zoom video call information is:
Meeting ID Number:_______________
Password (if applicable): ___________
The Zoom conference call number is: _____________
Attached to this notice is a court-approved flyer explaining how to use Zoom. If you
need further assistance, please call the JusticeCorps court information helpline at (872) 529-1903.
If you need to request an in-person hearing, please contact the court at [insert calendar
phone and email address].
C. Hearings Set by Court Order. Any remote proceeding that is scheduled by court order shall contain the Zoom information and call-in phone number on the court order for the scheduled date and time.
D. Public Access to Court Proceedings. Any remote proceeding that would be conducted inperson in open court shall be held remotely to allow the same public access. Access to a remote proceeding can be obtained through the court's website or by contacting the calendar to which the case is assigned. All observers to a proceeding are required to follow the same rules of conduct as in-person court and are subject to removal for disruption of the proceedings. Recording of any proceeding is strictly prohibited. The court also retains discretion to determine when or if any proceeding should be livestreamed to accommodate a high volume of viewers.
III. 298 FEE WAIVER PETITIONS
Applications for the waiver of fees filed pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/5-105 and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 298, will be ruled on in accordance with Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 30370 (Aug. 27, 2020, as amended Feb. 9, 2021) as follows:
A. Petitions to Be Ruled on by Assigned Judge. Petitions filed shall be ruled upon by the calendar judge assigned to the matter for all calendars in the Chancery Division, including Mechanics Lien/Mortgage Foreclosure section.
B. Hearings.
1. Initial In-Person Hearing Waived. Petitioners will no longer be assigned an automatic 14-day hearing date upon filing of a fee waiver. Each calendar judge will rule on the filed petition and the Clerk's Office will notify the applicant of the ruling.
2. Hearings Required. If the judge presiding over the matter determines an issue exists that requires a hearing before the judge can rule on the petition, the judge will set the matter for a hearing date no earlier than 21 days from the date of the order. The hearing may be held remotely by video or telephone conference, or in person with the proper protocols in place. The order will contain the directions for attending the hearing.
IV. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES
Pursuant to Chief Judge Evans' General Administrative Order 2020-07, the following motion practice procedures will be in place for foreclosure matters, barring further unforeseen circumstances:
A. Foreclosure Proceedings May Partially Resume.
Foreclosure proceedings may resume, effective June 25, 2021, under the following circumstances:
1. Residential Foreclosures.
a) Non-Covered Persons as defined by Executive Order 2021-13. Residential foreclosures, where a mortgagor or any resident or tenant lives in the property, may proceed through entry of the judgment of foreclosure. Service of Process, routine motions for matters such as special representatives and special process servers, may commence in the normal course for residential cases.
b) Covered Persons as defined by Executive Order 2021-13. Residential foreclosure cases where a defendant returns a COVID-19 Declaration pursuant to Section IV(A)(1)(c), shall be stayed until the Governor lifts the eviction moratorium for Covered Persons. A late response by the defendant shall not prohibit a future stay of the foreclosure action.
c) Notice to Residents of COVID-19 Declaration. Plaintiff shall send a notice of the "[Form] Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for State of Illinois Executive Order 2020-72, as amended by Executive Order 2020-74" which is available on the website IHDA.org that allows any resident of the property to notify the plaintiff's attorney if the resident qualifies as a Covered Person under the Governor's Executive Order 2021-13 (June 11, 2021). The Covered Person affidavit should be returned only to the Plaintiff's attorney for expeditious handling.
i) Recipients. A separate notice shall be sent to each known individual living at the property, including but not limited to the mortgagor(s) and any tenants or sub-lessees known to the plaintiff. The plaintiff shall also send an additional notice to the property address to "Resident or Tenants of [Property Address]" to capture any unknown owners or residents at the property.
ii) Content of the Notice. The Letter shall contain the same language or substantially the same information as the sample letter attached to this General Administrative Order in Attachment 2, which contains:
— Name and Address of the Recipient;
— Case Number and Case Caption;
— Information about the Form Declaration, what it is, and where to find it;
— A copy of the Form Declaration;
— Address for Return of the form (Plaintiff's firm address); and
— Identification of 30 days to return the form to the plaintiff's firm.
iii) Timing of the Notice. For cases pending in with the court, plaintiff shall send the notice to the Recipients and wait the requisite 30 days before proceeding with a motion for entry of judgment of foreclosure. For any newly filed cases, plaintiff shall send the notice within fourteen (14) business days of service or within thirty (30) days of filing of the complaint, whichever date is sooner.
iv) Response by Covered Persons. Any resident or tenant living at a property, who receives a notice letter from a plaintiff's law firm and is a Covered Person, shall return the Covered Person's Form Declaration to the plaintiff's firm listed in the letter within thirty (30) days of the date of the letter. If the plaintiff provides an email or fax number for return, email or fax will be sufficient for return of the completed form instead of standard mail. The Covered Person should retain any proof of delivery that is available for their records.
d) Affidavit of Compliance. In residential mortgage foreclosure cases, plaintiff must prepare an affidavit of compliance.
i) Deadline to File Affidavit with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. In each case, plaintiffs shall file the affidavit of compliance with the Clerk of the Circuit Court within fourteen (14) days of the expiration of the 30-day period.
ii) Contents of the Affidavit. The affidavit shall contain proof of compliance with Section IV(A)(1)(c) and attach any response from the defendant, without compromising personal information to the public record.
iii) Staying of the Case for Covered Persons. In cases where a resident has returned a Form Declaration attesting that he or she is a Covered Person, the plaintiff shall also submit a courtesy copy of the filed affidavit to the court within fourteen (14) days of the expiration of the 30-day period. The court shall immediately enter an order staying the proceedings and setting the matter for further status to allow the court to remain apprised of the status of the case.
iv) No Form Declaration Received. In cases where plaintiff did not receive any Form Declaration, plaintiff will still file the affidavit as directed in Section IV(A)(1)(d)(i), but may submit the courtesy copy of the affidavit of compliance to the court with its next motion scheduled for presentment.
2. Commercial Foreclosures. Commercial foreclosures may proceed through Judgment of Foreclosure. Commercial foreclosures will be stayed after entry of the judgment of foreclosure. No sales shall be scheduled or held until further order of the court unless exigent circumstances are raised with the Court first.
3. Vacant or Abandoned Foreclosures. Foreclosures of vacant or abandoned properties shall proceed in the normal course and with sufficient proof that the property is vacant or abandoned. Litigants no longer need to present a "motion to proceed" prior to filing a motion for judgment of foreclosure if prior filings have attached sufficient proof of vacancy or abandonment. Vacant or abandoned properties can proceed to sale. The court retains discretion to request additional proof of vacancy or abandonment as may be necessary.
4. Orders for Possession. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1513:
a) No order for possession pursuant to a confirmation of a judicial sale in a residential foreclosure shall be entered until further order of the court.
b) The Sheriff shall not execute any order for possession in a residential foreclosure until further order of the court.
5. Health and Safety Hazard; Exigent Circumstances. Any foreclosure case that is otherwise stayed after judgment in the General Administrative Order may proceed to sale and eviction where a tenant, lessee, sub-lessee, or resident of the property poses a direct threat to the health and safety of the other tenants, the public, or an immediate and severe risk to the property. A motion to proceed through sale and eviction, with documented proof of the health and safety risk must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court and presented to the court for ruling prior to any residential or commercial case proceeding to sale and eviction. Any proof of a health and safety risk that would compromise protected private information about an individual in the public record must be appropriately redacted in accordance with applicable law or the motion shall include a request to file the documents under seal or include a request for an in camera review. In cases where the court determines a health and safety hazard exists, the foreclosure may proceed through sale and eviction as allowed by the Governor's Executive Orders.
B. Emergency Motions. Emergency matters will be heard.
1. Definition of "Emergency": Emergency matters are defined as sudden and unforeseen circumstances that may cause injury, loss of life, or damage to property and that requires an urgent response and remedial action
2. Email: Litigants or lawyers may email the calendar for the case to schedule an emergency motion with chambers' staff. The movant should attach courtesy copies of the emergency motion and notice of emergency motion and any relevant filings to the email. Email addresses for communication are listed in Section G below.
3. Telephone: Litigants or lawyers may contact each judge's calendar's e-mail or phone to schedule an emergency motion with chambers' staff. If the emergency motion is scheduled over the telephone, courtesy copies should be delivered by email to the calendar for the case according to the directions of chambers' staff.
C. Special Process Server Orders
1. Standing Quarterly Special Process Server Orders Pursuant to GAO 2007-03. Requests for Standing Special Process Server orders entered pursuant to GAO 2007-03 that are entered each quarter may be submitted to the court. Motions and proposed orders may be sent to the following email address: ccc.mfmlspsorders@cookcountyil.gov. Quarterly dates should comport with the following quarters:
— January 1-March 31
— April 1-June 30
— July 1-September 30
— October 1-December 31
Any proposed orders submitted with a different 3-month time frame will not be entered by the court.
2. Individual Special Process Server Requests. Requests in individual cases for Special Process Servers will be entertained by the judge assigned to the case.
D. Stay on Sales
1. Stay on Sales. All sales in foreclosure actions, except as otherwise provided in this order, are stayed until further order of the court.
2. No Scheduling of Sales. There shall be no scheduling of new sales or rescheduling of stayed sales in foreclosure actions which would displace a resident or entity until further order of the court. There is no date certain for the end of the stay on foreclosures due to the ongoing circumstances. The overall stay on the scheduling of the sales is to prevent the unnecessary accumulation of fees for publication and confusion among litigants around sales that are scheduled for a date immediately following the expiration of this order.
3. Notice & Publication. All sales that have been continued during the court's moratorium will require re-notice and re-publication, notwithstanding if the original sale date was less than 60 days from the new sale date.
E. Parties Encouraged to Communicate About Foreclosure Options.
The procedures identified in this General Administrative order do not prohibit any plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney from notifying defendants in pending cases about options available from the lender, such as a forbearance option available under the CARES Act, or any other option that may resolve a pending foreclosure. The court encourages the plaintiffs to communicate with defendants about any options that may ultimately lead to a resolution of a pending foreclosure and that do not dispossess a resident or business from the property in violation of this order.
A plaintiff may send a notice to a defendant that includes the options available and how to contact the lender to apply. A notice to a defendant may include, but is not limited to, information as follows:
— Notification that if the defendant has been affected by COVID-19, that the defendant may be eligible for mortgage forbearance under the Coronavirus Aid,
— Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- An explanation that a forbearance temporarily pauses mortgage payments and accrual of penalty fees;
- Instructions on how to apply for a forbearance; and
- Lender contact information.
— Information about how to obtain referrals to other resources for guidance, such as the JusticeCorps Court Information line (872) 529-1093, CARPLS (312) 738-9200,
or Illinois Legal Aid Online www.illinoislegalaid.org.
— Contact information for both the lender and the plaintiff's firm; and
— Any other information that would educate a defendant about possible options from the lender and how to apply for those options.
Any plaintiff who sends a notice to the defendant is encouraged to keep a record of the communication for reference when foreclosures resume in their entirety. A lack of recordkeeping will not prohibit a foreclosure from proceeding.
F. Triage of Cases & Motion Practice. The Mortgage Foreclosure Section will triage and hear cases as set forth below, barring further unforeseen circumstances.
1. Case Management Statuses. Plaintiff will provide the Court with a Case Management Status sheet and notice to the Respondent. The Plaintiff shall be excused from appearing on the date the case management is noticed. In the event Defendant appears, the Court shall enter an Order granting Defendant leave to file his/her answer and appearance. After the date for which the case was noticed and the defendant given an adequate time to respond, the Court shall enter an Order either striking the Case Management from the call ("4331") or memorializing the time Defendant was granted to file his/her answer and appearance and shall provide a new status date. The court shall specify if the status is to be held by teleconference, a Zoom meeting, or an inperson proceeding based on any requests from parties.
2. Motion for Default, Summary Judgment, and Judgment of Foreclosure. The Motions for Default, Summary Judgment, and entry of Judgment of Foreclosure shall be noticed for a date as allowed through e-filing in the Clerk's e-filing system. Plaintiff should file the Default Motion with all required documents required under the Court's standing orders with notice to Defendant(s) and the Defendant(s) given an adequate time to respond. In the event Defendant(s) appear, the Court shall enter an Order of continuance and set the matter for either a teleconference, a video conference or an in Court proceeding. In the event Defendant(s) fail to appear, then the Court may enter a Default Order, Summary Judgment and an Order of Foreclosure within the Court's discretion in the event the Plaintiff has complied with the procedural requirements of the Court. The parties may request a remote proceeding prior to sending out notice by contacting the court.
3. Contested Motions. Defendant(s) shall submit a response to the motion being contested and, where necessary, a briefing schedule to the Court and shall submit courtesy copies of their e-filed briefs on the Court's designated e-mail. The parties shall indicate whether they are requesting or waiving oral argument. A clerk status shall be entered by the Court on a date after all briefs have been filed. On the Clerk Status date, the Court will enter an Order for oral argument or a written ruling date. The Court will determine whether the oral argument shall be held in open Court, via teleconferencing or by videoconference.
4. Receiver Motions. Motions relating to appointment of a receiver or any other matter relating to a receiver may proceed in the normal course. Parties shall schedule the
motions for presentment in accordance with each judge's policies and procedures.
5. Special Representatives. Motions relating to the appointment of a special representative or related to special representative fees may proceed in the normal course. Parties shall schedule the motions for presentment in accordance with each judge's policies and procedures.
6. Continued Sales. When the stay on sales is lifted, re-notice and re-publication will be required on all sales that were scheduled and continued due to the stay on foreclosures.
7. Pending Sale Approvals with Third-Party Bidders. This sub-section applies only to mortgage foreclosure cases where the sale occurred prior to March 16, 2020 and a third-party was the successful bidder and the sale is still pending approval due to COVID-19 protocols. The plaintiff may submit a motion, or the third-party bidder may submit a motion to intervene, for consideration by the court to void the sale and allow the third-party bidder to recover the funds being held from the sale.
8. Order Approving Sale. In any case where a sale is approved by the court to occur (such as in a vacant or abandoned property), Plaintiff shall file a Motion for an Order Approving Sale with all necessary attachments, notice to Defendant(s), and the Defendant(s) given an adequate time to respond. Plaintiff shall be excused from appearing for the Motion. In the event Defendant(s) appear, the Court shall enter an Order of continuance and set the matter for either a teleconference, a video conference or an in-person proceeding. In the event Defendant(s) fail to appear, then the Court may enter an Order Approving Sale within the Court's discretion in the event the Plaintiff has complied with the procedural requirements of the Court.
9. Proposed Agreed Orders. Proposed agreed orders may be filed with the Court at any time. The litigants shall forward a copy of any filed proposed agreed orders to court staff after it is filed. Only once the proposed agreed orders are sent to chambers' staff will the Court determine how to proceed to rule on such Proposed Orders
10. Limits on In-Person Proceedings. In-person proceedings will be governed by the directives of the Chief Judge. If a matter needs to be heard in person, and in-person proceedings are allowed by the Chief Judge, no more than 10 people will be allowed in the Courtroom at any given time including the Court and its staff, until further order of court.
11. Courtesy Copies. Courtesy copies may be delivered electronically via email to the email address assigned to the calendar for the case.
G. Motions Rescheduled for a Later Date. At any point during the continuing COVID-19 protocols, the Court's staff may contact counsel or self-represented litigants, as necessary and possible, to reschedule matters for effective administration of cases.
H. Communications with the Court. Each order entered by the Court shall contain the court's email and phone number for contact. Parties and litigants may email the calendar to which a case is assigned for emergency matters, to deliver courtesy copies, or to deliver proposed orders. The email addresses for each mortgage foreclosure calendar are as follows:
Calendar No. Judge Email Address
56 Hon. Freddrenna M. Lyle ccc.mfmlcalendar56@cookcountyil.gov
57 Hon. Joel Chupack ccc.mfmlcalendar57@cookcountyil.gov
58 Hon. Darryl B. Simko ccc.mfinlcalendar58@cookcountyil.gov
59 Hon. Edward N. Robles ccc.mfmlcalendar59@cookcountyil.gov
60 Hon. William B. Sullivan ccc.mfmlcalendar60@cookcountyil.gov
62 Hon. Marian E. Perkins ccc.mfmlcalendar62@cookcountyil.gov
63 [TBD] ccc.mfmlcalendar63@cookcountyil.gov
64 Hon. Patricia S. Spratt ccc.mfmlcalendar64@cookcountyil.gov
Order dated June 21, 2021, order signed by Mosche Jacobius, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
June 22-July 31
        
        Probate Division
        CLAIM DOCKET
The Clerk shall prepare a Claim Docket for each calendar, and the Court will continue the call of such docket for the trial of claims on the fourth Monday of each term and continue such call from day to day until concluded.
Litigated matters will not be heard on the call of such claims docket, but will be set down for hearings.
Claims appearing on the call of the claims calendar, will be set for trial, continued or dismissed.
        DANIEL B. MALONE
        ACTING PRESIDING JUDGE, PROBATE DIVISION
        CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
        PROBATE DIVISION
        NOTICE:
On the call of each claim calendar, the representative of the Estate shall be present to inform the Court of his/her objection to the claims. The Court may inquire into the size of the Estate, or any other information.
Where claims are founded on promissory notes or written instruments other than lost or destroyed notes and instruments, the original instruments must be on the back of the claims form (CCP-345).
        CLAIMS ARE HEARD ON: Monday, June 28 2021
        CALENDAR 2 ROOM1807 10:45 A.M.
        CALENDAR 7 ROOM1803 11:00 A.M.
        CALENDAR 8 ROOM1802 10:30 A.M.
        CALENDAR 11 ROOM1814 11:30 A.M.
        CALENDAR 25 ROOM1801 11:30 A.M.
June 15-25
News from the 18th Judicial Circuit
        3rd Amendment to Administrative Order 21-5
        IN THE MATTER OF ASSIGNING JUDGES,
        COURTROOMS AND CASES
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that page 22 of Administrative Order 21-5 effective April 16, 2021 is amended.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the attached copy of page 22 shall replace the above page to be effective immediately or as indicated.
Order dated June 21, 2021, order signed by Kenneth L. Popejoy, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois.
To view complete order, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/dupage-county-administrative-order-21-5-20210621
June 23-July 7
        Memorandum
        Re: Judicial Assignments in Domestic Relations Division
Effective July 6, 2021, there will be judicial "movement" in the Domestic Relations division. The
following will occur on that date:
1. The 3006 court call with Judge Hayes will be relocated to courtroom 3001B and will be heard by Judge Aranda.
2. The 3007 court call with Judge Alvarado will continue to be heard in 3007 but by Judge McGimpsey.
3. The 30018 court call with Judge Felice will remain with Judge Felice but it will be heard in courtroom 3006.
4. The2002 court call with Judge Sexton will continue to be heard in2002 but by Judge Alvarado.
As to orders entered in these cases before July 6, 202I, please continue to use the old/current courtroom number and not the new room numbers. The Clerk will move these calls intemally on July 5, 2021.
Memorandum dated June 7,2021, memorandum signed by Kenneth L. Popejoy, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage, Illinois.
June 9-July 9
        3rd4th Amendment to Administrative Order 20-36
        IN THE MATTER OF COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED
        BY THE CORONAVTRUS (COVID-19) INVOLVING FELONY, MISDEMEANOR/TRAFFIC & SPECIALTY/
        JUVENILE COURTS DIVISIONS
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that pages 2,3,4 and 5 of Administrative Order 20-36 effective August 18, 2020 are amended.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the attached copies of pages 2,3,4 and 5 shall replace the above pages to be effective June l4th,2021 unless indicated otherwise.
Order dated June 4, 2021, order signed by Kenneth L. Popejoy, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois.
To view complete order, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/dupage-county-administrative-order-20-36-20210607
June 8-24