For example, the local rules for Winnebago and Boone Counties limit briefs and memoranda to 15 pages. DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties limit briefs and memoranda to 10 pages, and Lake and McHenry Counties limit opening memoranda to 15 pages and replies to 5 pages. Courtesy copies must be supplied to the judge 7 days before the hearing in DuPage and McHenry Counties but only 5 days prior to the hearing in Lake County. Lake County uniquely requires that copies of cited out-of-state opinions be supplied to the court.
Southern Illinois University School of Law posts what it describes as links to “Illinois Circuit Court Rules on the Internet.” At one time the list was a great resource. But today it is so hopelessly out-of-date that it is useless. Links to selected northern Illinois local circuit court rules follow.
Cook County (here)
DeKalb and Kendall Counties (here)
DuPage County (here)
Kane County (here)
Lake County (here)
McHenry County (here)
Will County (here)
Winnebago and Boone Counties (here)
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