(735 ILCS 5/2-1602)
Revival of judgment.
(a) A judgment may be revived by filing a petition to revive the judgment in the seventh year after its
entry, or in the seventh year after its last revival, or in the twentieth year after its entry, or at any other
time within 20 years after its entry if the judgment becomes dormant and by serving the petition and entering a court order for revival as provided in the following subsections. The provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are declarative of existing law.
(b) A petition to revive a judgment shall be filed in the original
case in which the judgment was entered. The petition shall include a
statement as to the original date and amount of the judgment, court
costs expended, accrued interest, and credits to the judgment, if any.
(c) Service of notice of the petition to revive a judgment shall
be made in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 106.
(d) An order reviving a judgment shall be for the original amount
of the judgment. The plaintiff may recover interest and court costs from
the date of the original judgment. Credits to the judgment shall be
reflected by the plaintiff in supplemental proceedings or execution.
(e) If a judgment debtor has filed for protection under the United
States Bankruptcy Code and failed to successfully adjudicate and remove
a lien filed by a judgment creditor, then the judgment may be revived
only as to the property to which a lien attached before the filing of
the bankruptcy action.
(f) A judgment may be revived as to fewer than all judgment
debtors, and such order for revival of judgment shall be final,
appealable, and enforceable.
(g) This Section does not apply to a child support judgment or to a judgment
recovered in an action for damages for an injury described in Section 13-214.1,
need not be revived as provided in this Section and which may be enforced at
any time as
provided in Section 12-108.
(h) If a judgment becomes dormant during the pendency of an enforcement proceeding against wages under Part 14 of this Article or under Article XII, the enforcement may continue to conclusion without revival of the underlying judgment so long as the enforcement is done under court supervision and includes a wage deduction order or turn over order and is against an employer, garnishee, or other third party respondent.
(Source: P.A. 98-557, eff. 1-1-14; 99-744, eff. 8-5-16.)