Today's announcements are for 7-15-2020.

Tax and Miscel. Remedies Section

HENEGHAN, Patrick J., sj.
  ROOM 2503—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-5533
        LAW DIVISION NOTICE
Pursuant to Circuit Court General Administrative Order 2020-01 (As amended May 28, 2020) all cases scheduled between June 1, 2020 and July 3, 2020 will be rescheduled and all parties of record will receive electronic or postcard notice of their new court date.
The Law Division is in the process of drafting a new General Administrative Order that will be issued on or before July 3, 2020 that will vacate and supersede all previous Law Division General Administrative Orders that relate to Covid-19 procedures.
The new General Administrative Order will provide for the resumption of all court activities excluding jury trials.
This will include, but is not limited to the resumption of case management and regular motions, as well as all court activity currently being conducted pursuant to Law Division General Administrative Order 20-4 (as amended May 1, 2020).
All court activity will continue to be conducted remotely by video, teleconference or email submission unless an in person hearing is the only way to provide access to the court.
The goal for the Law Division beginning on or before July 6, 2020 is to have the capability to remotely provide the same level of access to the court that was being provided prior to the pandemic.
Please note that since March 17, 2020 the Law Division has entered over 8,000 orders and dismissed over 2,000 cases in an exceptionally challenging environment for a high volume division of the court.
June 9-30
        GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-4
        Pursuant to the recent "Shelter in Place" orders and Circuit Court
        General Administrative Order 2020-01(as amended April 3, 2020) COVID 19 Emergency Measures.
In an effort to address the ever changing landscape in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County caused by COVID-19, and in an effort to best keep cases proceeding to resolution,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
This order supersedes and vacates Law Division GAO's 20-01, 20-2 and 20-03 and is now controlling
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        Section 5: Procedures Applicable to the
        Tax & Miscellaneous Remedies Section Calendars 1, 3 & 5
5.1 Agreed Orders
The Court will enter agreed orders provided the following conditions are met:
   a) All parties of record, or the parties themselves, shall execute their name(s) on the face of the proposed agreed order to evidence their consent to the entry of the order.
   b) On the face of the proposed agreed order, all parties shall include, at a minimum, a mobile phone number and an email address where they may be reached in the event the Court has a question about the proposed agreed order.
   c) On the face of the proposed agreed order, the parties shall list the calendar applicable to that case (i.e., Calendar 1, 3, or 5).
   d) The parties shall send the proposed agreed order and any related correspondence/email message to the Court through Ms. Ann Ostrowski, Coordinator for the Tax & Miscellaneous Remedies Section, at the following email address-ann.ostrowski@cookcountyil.gov.
   e) Ms. Ostrowski will notify the parties via email after the agreed order has been executed and entered.
5.2 Emergency Motions
Any emergency motion must be presented to the Court remotely via telephonic conference call, video conference, Skype, Zoom, or any similar technology or service. Any such motion shall be presented in the following manner:
   a) After the party files and serves the emergency motion on the non-moving party, the moving party shall send the emergency motion and any supporting material via email to the Court through Ms. Ann Ostrowski at ann.ostrowski@cookcountyil.gov.
   b) The face of the emergency motion and any certificate of service and/or notice of motion shall include: (i) the calendar applicable to that case (i.e., Calendar 1, 3, or 5), (ii) the names of the counsel for each party, and (iii) an email address and cell phone number for each counsel listed.
   c) At the time the moving party serves the non-moving party with the emergency motion, the moving party shall provide the non-moving party with a copy of this Law Division General Order containing these procedures.
   d) Ms. Ostrowski will notify the moving party the dates and times when the Court is available to hear the motion remotely.
   e) The moving party shall inform counsel for the non-moving party the Court's available dates and times. The parties shall coordinate a date and time to present the motion to the Court remotely. Once the parties agree on a date and time to present the emergency motion, the moving party shall immediately communicate to the Court through Ms. Ostrowski the date and time selected by the parties. In no event shall the date and time selected be less than 24 hours from when this information is communicated to the Court through Ms. Ostrowski.
   f) The moving party is responsible for arranging the service for and technical details of the remote telephonic conference and/or video conference facilities (i.e., telephonic call-in service, call-in number, and access code; appropriate video service website address and related access information; etc.). The moving party shall communicate that information to the non-moving party and to the Court.
   g) If the non-moving party desires to submit a response or other material in writing, it shall follow the protocol set forth in item 5.2(a), above.
5.3 A Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss a Citation and/or a Rule to Show Cause
The Court will enter a proposed order tendered by a plaintiff only to dismiss a citation and/or a rule to show cause. Please follow the protocol set forth in the agreed order section at item 5.1(b), 5.1(c), and 5.1(d), above.
5.4 Routine Motions
The Court will consider orders relating to more routine matters, such as the appointment of a special process server, the issuance of an alias citation to discover assets, or a briefing schedule relating to a pending motion or matter. Please follow the protocol set forth in the agreed order section at item 5.1(b), 5.1(c), and 5.1(d), above.
5.5 Rule to Show Cause and Body Attachment Orders
Until further order of the Court, the Court will not issue any Rule to Show Cause Orders or Body Attachment Orders during the period governed by General Administrative Order 2020-01 (as amended on April 3, 2020) (i.e., until May 18, 2020).
5.6 Resetting of Case Status Dates
All cases that were scheduled for a case status conference between March 17, 2020 and May 15, 2020, will automatically receive a new case status date commencing sometime after May 18, 2020. The parties are advised to check the electronic docket of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for each such case to determine the new continued case status date.
Apr 15-June 4
        NOTICE
        Changes to Illinois
        Supreme Court Rule 707:
        Pro Hac Vice Admittance
On July 1, 2013, Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707 went into effect. The new version of Rule 707 eliminates all previous procedures for pro hac vice admittance, such that out-of-state attorneys can no longer petition the court to be admitted.
Under the new rule, an out-of-state attorney must file a statement with the Administrator of the ARDC and pay a fee of $250.00 per proceeding in which he/she seeks admittance.
According to subsection (i), "the permission to practice law shall extend throughout the out-of-state attorney's practice in the proceeding unless earlier terminated." Subsection (i) further states that the permission to practice may be terminated by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of any circuit court, the ARDC Administrator, or the court in which the proceeding is pending. Please see subsection (i), subparagraphs (1) through (7), for the grounds for termination.
Therefore, as of July 1, 2013, no further petitions or orders for admission pro hac vice will be entered by the court.

        CALENDAR 1

DUFFY, Daniel P., j.
  ROOM 2505—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-4467
1 PM—EMERGENCY MOTIONS
(Mon. thru Fri.)
1 PM—MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu. only)
(Limit 5/day)
1 PM—CASE MANAGEMENT
NEW-INTAKE CASES
(Tue. only - Limit 10)

        CALENDAR 3

CURRY, John J., Jr., j.
  ROOM 2503—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-5533
        NOTICE
Motions are heard on Tue., Wed., & Thu. only at 9:30 AM. Courtesy copies must be provided to chambers at least 3 business days in advance.
  10 AM—STATUS CALLS
  10 AM—PRETRIALS
  10 AM—SET CALLS

        CALENDAR 5

HENEGHAN, Patrick J., sj.
  ROOM 2505—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-4347
SUPERVISING JUDGE
9:15 AM—EMERGENCY
MOTIONS (Mon. thru Fri.)
9:30 AM—ROUTINE MOTIONS
(Mon., Wed., Fri. only)
9:35 AM—STATUS CALL
10 AM—ROUTINE MOTIONS
(Mon., Wed., Fri. only)
  9:30 AM—MOTIONS
  9:30 AM—PRETRIALS
  9:30 AM—SET CALLS