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(705 ILCS 405/5-530)
(1) A party presenting a supplemental or amended petition or motion to the
court shall provide the other parties with a copy of any supplemental or
amended petition, motion or accompanying affidavit not yet served upon that
party, and shall file proof of that service, in accordance with subsections
and (4) of this Section. Written notice of the date, time and place of the
shall be provided to all parties in accordance with local court rules.
(2)(a) On whom made. If a party is represented by an attorney of record,
service shall be made upon the attorney. Otherwise service shall be made upon
(b) Method. Papers shall be served as follows:
(1) by delivering them to the attorney or party
(2) by leaving them in the office of the attorney
with the attorney's clerk, or with a person in charge of the office; or if a party is not represented by counsel, by leaving them at the party's residence with a family member of the age of 10 years or upwards;
(3) by depositing them in the United States post
office or post-office box enclosed in an envelope, plainly addressed to the attorney at the attorney's business address, or to the party at the party's business address or residence, with postage fully pre-paid; or
(4) by transmitting them via facsimile machine to the
office of the attorney or party, who has consented to receiving service by facsimile transmission. Briefs filed in reviewing courts shall be served in accordance with Supreme Court Rule.
(i) A party or attorney electing to serve
pleading by facsimile must include on the certificate of service transmitted the telephone number of the sender's facsimile transmitting device. Use of service by facsimile shall be deemed consent by that party or attorney to receive service by facsimile transmission. Any party may rescind consent of service by facsimile transmission in a case by filing with the court and serving a notice on all parties or their attorneys who have filed appearances that facsimile service will not be accepted. A party or attorney who has rescinded consent to service by facsimile transmission in a case may not serve another party or attorney by facsimile transmission in that case.
(ii) Each page of notices and documents
transmitted by facsimile pursuant to this rule should bear the circuit court number, the title of the document, and the page number.
(c) Multiple parties or attorneys. In cases in which there are 2 or
minor-respondents who appear by different attorneys, service on all papers
shall be made on the attorney for each of the parties. If one attorney appears
for several parties, the attorney is entitled to only one copy of any paper served
upon the attorney
by the opposite side. When more than one attorney appears for a
service of a copy upon one of them is sufficient.
(3)(a) Filing. When service of a paper is required, proof of service shall
filed with the clerk.
(b) Manner of Proof. Service is proved:
(i) by written acknowledgment signed by the person
(ii) in case of service by personal delivery, by
certificate of the attorney, or affidavit of a person, other than an attorney, who made delivery;
(iii) in case of service by mail, by certificate of
the attorney, or affidavit of a person other than the attorney, who deposited the paper in the mail, stating the time and place of mailing, the complete address which appeared on the envelope, and the fact that proper postage was pre-paid; or
(iv) in case of service by facsimile transmission, by
certificate of the attorney or affidavit of a person other than the attorney, who transmitted the paper via facsimile machine, stating the time and place of transmission, the telephone number to which the transmission was sent and the number of pages transmitted.
(c) Effective date of service by mail. Service by mail is complete 4
(d) Effective date of service by facsimile transmission. Service by
machine is complete on the first court day following transmission.
(Source: P.A. 103-22, eff. 8-8-23.)