The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois just issued a new General Order regarding procedures for emergency motions. The procedures must be followed for anyone seeking emergency relief after October 1, 2012. The Order states that matters may only be treated as an emergency if "it arises from an occurrence that could not reasonably have been foreseen and requires immediate action to avoid serious and irreparable harm." I wish there was a state court equivalent to that order. I've often thought that most "emergency" motions filed in state court are not really an emergency at all.
In any event, I thought you should be aware of this new Order, a copy of which can be found HERE.