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(820 ILCS 275/70)
(a) The court shall issue an emergency workplace protection restraining order if the petitioner establishes that:
(1) the court has jurisdiction under Section 40 of
(2) the requirements of Sections 15 and 21 of this
(3) there is good cause to grant the remedy,
regardless of prior service of notice upon the respondent, because the harm which that remedy is intended to prevent would be likely to occur if the respondent were given prior notice or greater notice than was actually given of the petitioner's efforts to obtain judicial relief.
An emergency workplace protection restraining order shall be issued by the court if it appears from the contents of the petition and the examination of the petitioner that the averments are sufficient to indicate irreparable harm under Section 20 of this Act by the respondent and to support the granting of relief through the issuance of the emergency workplace protection restraining order.
(b) If the respondent appears in court for the hearing for an emergency order, he or she may elect to file a general appearance and testify. Any resulting order may be an emergency order, governed by this Section. Notwithstanding the requirements of this Section, if all requirements of Section 75 of this Act have been met, the court may issue a plenary order.
(c) If the court is unavailable at the close of business, the petitioner may file a petition for a 21-day emergency order before any available judge who may grant relief under this Act. If the judge finds that there is an immediate and present danger of irreparable harm and that the petitioner has satisfied the prerequisites set forth in subsection (a) of this Section, that judge may issue an emergency workplace protection restraining order.
(d) The chief judge of the circuit court may designate for each county in the circuit at least one judge to be reasonably available to issue orally, by telephone, by facsimile, by electronic means that comply with procedures established by the court, or otherwise, an emergency workplace protection restraining order at all times, whether or not the court is in session.
(e) Any order issued under this Section and any documentation in support of the order shall be certified on the next court day to the appropriate court. The clerk of the court shall immediately assign a case number, file the petition, order, and other documents with the court, and enter the order of record and file it with the sheriff for service in accordance with Section 85 of this Act. Filing the petition shall commence proceedings for further relief under Section 30 of this Act. Failure to comply with the requirements of this subsection (e) does not affect the validity of the order.
(Source: P.A. 98-766, eff. 7-16-14.)