These steps take you through the process of e-filing on an existing case that we have to retrieve from the Court’s system. Once the filing is sent to the court’s filing clerk for review, we’ll take a quick peek at our Filing Status screen.
Category: Cook County
Hearing Dates (Motion Spindling) in Cook County
These instructions guide filers on how request a hearing date (Motion Spindling) in the Cook County, Illinois Courts once the filing is pending. It should be noted that even if a filer completes these steps accurately, Cook County’s system MAY NOT RETURN ANY DATES.
Cook County Civil, Law, Divisions 1 – 6 and Chancery Divisions Update
Cook County made changes to the eFileIL system for the Civil, Law, Divisions 1 – 6 and Chancery Divisions starting November 29, 2021.
Issue an Out-Of-State Subpoena in Cook County, IL’s Law Division
Attorneys that don’t practice in Illinois may need to have an out-of-state subpoena issued from time to time.
Request a Hearing Date when Court Response Returns No Available Dates
If you request a hearing date (spindle a motion) on a pending filing, and court response returns no available dates, you will need to make sure you have properly filled out the Case Cross Reference Code properly. Besides your Cook County Attorney Code, you also need to add a second Case Cross Reference Code for the Motion Type.
Cook County Changes for Probate, Domestic Relations, and Domestic Violence (Civil) E-Filing Effective July 12, 2021
Cook County made changes to the eFileIL system that took effect on July 12, 2021 for their Probate, Domestic Relations, and Domestic Violence (Civil) Divisions.
Will File Date Format for Cook County Probate Case Initiations
When Initiating a Case in Cook County Probate Cases, filers may need to enter a Will File Date (the date the will was filed with the state). Filers may add that information in Section 1 of the filing.
298 Petition in Cook County, Illinois for Indigent Filers
A 298 Petition document type is only to be used by an indigent filer (typically a Pro Se) who is applying for or who has been granted a waiver of court filing fees.
Initiate a New Case in Cook County, Illinois
These steps take you through the process of starting a brand new case, and shows you how to electronically serve your documents on parties and / or attorneys in the case through the use of service contacts.
“Piggyback” a Motion
Once you have a hearing date (Spindled a Motion), you may want to come back and add additional motions (piggybacking) to the motion call on the same day.