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.
Category: Cook County
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 has released a eFiling Quick Reference Guide to help with the filing process. Please see below for some general information, and check back frequently for updates.
To add a Cook County case to your account you need to make sure you select the correct court and format your case number correctly. Following these two steps will ensure you find your case the first time.
Motion Spindling is a term that the clerk within the Cook County Circuit Court uses to set a motion for a hearing date. Once your completed filing is pending with the court, you can request a hearing date in one of two ways.
The following special instructions guide filers through the process of e-filing in the Cook County Circuit Court. Please check back often for updates.
The following case types, grouped by division, are currently available for e-filing in Cook County Circuit Court as of April 1, 2018. Check back frequently for updates to available case types.
The following frequently asked questions attempt to provide some clarification regarding policy, procedures, and rules for e-filing in the Cook County Circuit Court. Please check back often for updates.
The eFileIL e-filing system integration with the Cook County case management system is ongoing, and not yet perfect. In the meantime, please keep in mind the following guidelines and workarounds related to case searches, date selection, and the use of case cross reference numbers.
You will need to File into a Non-Indexed Case to submit your first filing on an existing case in Cook County, Illinois. Once Cook County accepts the Non-Indexed Case Filing, you will be able to file on that case by clicking File on an Existing from the dashboard!