(735 ILCS 5/2-603)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-603)
Form of pleadings.
(a) All pleadings shall contain a plain and concise statement of the
pleader's cause of action, counterclaim, defense, or reply.
(b) Each separate cause of action upon which a separate
recovery might be had shall be stated in a separate count or
counterclaim, as the case may be and each count, counterclaim, defense
or reply, shall be separately pleaded, designated and numbered, and each
shall be divided into paragraphs numbered consecutively, each paragraph
containing, as nearly as may be, a separate allegation.
(c) Pleadings shall be liberally construed with a view to doing
substantial justice between the parties.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)