10.5 Proceedings under the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act


(a) Summons- In actions filed in the Municipal Department for relief under the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, the summons shall:

(1) be issued under the seal of the court;
(2) be tested in the name of the clerk, and signed with his name;
(3) be dated on the date it is issued and be directed to the defendant;
(4) bear the address and telephone number of the plaintiff or his attorney;
(5) specify the date and place the defendant is to file his appearance and appear for trial which shall not be less than 14 days or more than 40 days after the issuance of the summons; and
(6) specify that the summons shall not be serve later than 7 days before the trial date.

 

(b) Form of Summons- The summons shall be in substantially the following form:

(1) District One of the Municipal Department-Summons Form:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT FIRST DISTRICT


) No.

)

) Action for:
Plaintiff )

) Possession________________
v. ) Rent Amount Claimed $________________

)

) Trial Date________________
Defendant )

) Trial Time________________

SUMMONS FOR TRIAL

 

     You are hereby summoned and required to appear in person on *________________________________, at _________________________________, in Courtroom __________________________________of the Richard J. Daley Center for TRIAL of this case.
     You are further required to file your written appearance by yourself or your attorney at the same time and place.
     If you fail to appear for TRIAL, a Judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief asked in the complaint, a copy of which is hereto attached. After the Judgment is entered, the Sheriff may evict you.
     This summons may not be served later than seven (7) days before the trial date.

  WITNESS__________________________, 19____
  __________________________________________
  CLERK OF THE COURT(s)
  DATE OF SERVICE________________, 19____
  (To be inserted by officer on copy left with defendent or other person)
   
NAME:________________________________  
ATTORNEY FOR:_______________________  
ADDRESS_____________________________  
CITY:_________________________________  
TELEPHONE:__________________________  

 
NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF

 

*Not less than 14 days nor more than 40 days after the issuance of summons.

____________________,CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

 

(2) Districts Two to Six of the Municipal Department - Summons Form:

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT__________ DISTRICT

 


) No.

)

) Action for:
Plaintiff )

) Possession________________
v. ) Rent Amount Claimed $________________

)

) Trial Date________________
Defendant )

) Trial Time________________

SUMMONS FOR TRIAL

 

     You are hereby summoned and required to appear in person on *________________________________, at _______________________________ in Courtroom __________________________________of the ___________________________ for TRIAL of this case.
     You are further required to file your written appearance by yourself or your attorney at the same time and place.
     If you fail to appear for TRIAL, a Judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief asked in the complaint, a copy of which is hereto attached. After the Judgment is entered, the Sheriff may evict you.
     This summons may not be served later than seven (7) days before the trial date.

  WITNESS__________________________, 19____
  __________________________________________
  CLERK OF THE COURT(s)
  DATE OF SERVICE________________, 19____
  (To be inserted by officer on copy left with defendent or other person)
   
NAME:________________________________  
ATTORNEY FOR:_______________________  
ADDRESS_____________________________  
CITY:_________________________________  
TELEPHONE:__________________________  

 
NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF

 

*Not less than 14 days nor more than 40 days after the issuance of summons.

____________________,CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

[Adopted May 18, 1979, effective June 1, 1979.]


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