(735 ILCS 5/4-220)
(from Ch. 110, par. 4-220)
Answer - Default.
Within 3 days after the return day of summons - if
personally served 10 days before the day on which it is returnable, or
within 13 days after such return day, if personally served less
than 10 days prior thereto, or if not personally served, then within
the time prescribed in the published notice - the owner or any person
interested adversely to the claims mentioned in the notice, unless on
cause shown, further time shall be allowed by the court, shall plead to the complaint
as in other civil cases. If an answer is filed, the
answer shall respond completely and distinctly to each allegation of the
complaint, and shall be supported by affidavit.
If no such answer
or motion, together with an affidavit is filed within the
time above specified, the plaintiff is entitled to an order of default, and
the claim may be proved and judgment entered as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)