(735 ILCS 5/2-602)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-602)
Designation and order of pleadings.
The first pleading by the plaintiff shall be designated a complaint.
The first pleading by the defendant shall be designated an answer. If
new matter by way of defense is pleaded in the answer, a reply shall be
filed by the plaintiff, but the filing of a reply is not an admission of
the legal sufficiency of the new matter. Further pleadings may be
permitted as required by the court.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)